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Food, Fun, and Fitness in WP

The Food & Wellness Committee is back! There was
the apple-picking trip to Legend Hills Farm in Septemberover 75 residents attended. Then we headed to
Pigeon Roost Farms in October to enjoy the pumpkin
patch, petting zoo, and corn maze.
And dont forget: Zumba is back! Join us for these fun,
Latin-inspired dance aerobics at 10 a.m. on Saturdays
at the Godman Guild (303 E. 6th Ave.) for just $5 per
class or $45 for 10 classes. To keep up-to-date on
future activities, contact Julia Orban at (937) 5722751 or check out the calendar for the next Food &
Wellness committee meeting.

Here Comes the Community Potluck!

Its time for turkey and stuffing and all things tasty: Godman Guild
will host the Annual Community Potluck, Nov. 13 from 58 p.m. at
Weinland Park Elementary.
Everyone from WP is invited. A complete turkey dinner will be
provided free, and free family photos will be taken.
Pre-registration is requiredand we ask each family to bring a
dessert to share. Call (614) 294-5476 beginning Nov. 1 to register.

November 2013

November 2013

This is BIG folks

You can have an impact on our neighborhood
The City of Columbus has begun the process to
update the Neighborhood Land Use Plan for the University District (the larger neighborhood that Weinland Park
is part of), which will guide real estate development
approvals and improvements for the next 10 to 20

There have been several planning processes over the

years in Weinland Park, but this isnt just a process
where we all vision an imaginary project together
these are real-life rules that will guide projects in our
neighborhood for a long time.

The first draft of the plan projects continued population growth of the area and thus supports increasing
density of residents living in many parts of the University
District, especially along Summit and N. 4th Streets.
One of the issues to be addressed is the conversion of
single-family homes and duplexes into much higherdensity housing. This is just one of the important examples of why it is important for us to be at the table as
this plan is made.

The WPCCA newsletter will continue to update you

about this important process. The first public meeting
has passed, so well start reminding you about the next
one as soon as the date has been decided. Until then,
you can find out about the first meeting here: http://

Our Holiday Celebration at Schoenbaum Family Center, Dec. 4

The Weinland Park Community Civic Association takes a break from its monthly public
meeting in November so we can put together
a celebration for the holiday season. This
years gathering will be at the Schoenbaum
Family Center at 175 East 7th Avenue, at
the corner of 7th & Summit St on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm.
Bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors and get to know your fellow Weinland
Parkers. This has been a popular event in
the past and we are all looking forward to
seeing everyone to celebrate the holidays!

Calendar of Eventsmostly free!

Every Fri.
Every Tues.
Every Wed.

3:306:30 p.m.
36 p.m.
10 a.m.3 p.m.
10 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Every Thurs.

48 p.m.

Every Thurs.
Every Fri.
Sat., Nov. 2
Sun., Nov. 3
Tues., Nov. 5
Mon., Nov. 11
Tues., Nov. 12
Wed., Nov. 13
Mon., Nov. 18
Wed., Nov. 20
Thurs., Nov. 21
Thurs., Nov. 28
Wed., Dec. 4

November 2013

Homework Help Center, grades: K12

Northside Library

Job Help Center- Hands on Help, adults

Toddler and Preschool Storytime, ages 26
Family Storytime, all ages
Tween Time, ages 711
Free gallery admission to Wexner Center exhibitions: Blues for
Smoke & Peter Garfields The Reverse Circumference of Zero

Northside Library
Northside Library
Northside Library
Northside Library

5:30 p.m.

Civic Association Walking Club

Schoenbaum Center

10 a.m.noon
11 a.m.6 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
68 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:308 p.m.

No litter clean up due to Make-a-difference-day on Oct. 26

First Sundays (free gallery admission)
Artists Talk: Stan Douglas (free)
Civic Association Communications Committee
Civic Association Housing Committee
Civic Association Steering Committee
Neighborhood Network
Civic Association Food & Wellness Committee
University Area Commission
Civic Association Safety & Mobility Committee
University Area Review Board
Civic Association Year-End Celebration, 175 E. 7th Ave.

Wexner Center
Wexner Center
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Northwood & High
Pride Center
Northside Library
Schoenbaum Center

Wexner Center

Share with Us!

Celebrating a big family moment? Enjoying something in the neighborhood? Dont forget to snap a photo and send
it our way! You might just see it in the next newsletter or on the website. Send your photos (with captions!) or story
ideas to, or contact Jen Mankin at (614) 493-6968.

Good Things Are Happening

Four years of hard work by the Safety &

Mobility committee is paying off. Curb extensions
are being installed for safer crossing at Indianola
and 9th avenues, and new, wide sidewalks have
gone in along 6th Avenue near Godman Guild.
Look for many more street improvements in the
coming year.
Major upgrades to Columbia Gas pipelines
have started in areas surrounding 4th Street.
This may include moving your gas meter to an
outside location. (All the bright green stakes are
marking sewer lines so they wont be damaged
by the gas line work.) Watch your mail for a
schedule of work that may specifically affect you.
We were happy to hear that a few of our
neighbors were recruited to install fences and
maintain landscaping at new properties built by
Residents of 6th Street plan to petition for
permit parking. Contact Civic Association VP
Diane Dixon if youd like to get involved.

Did you know?

The Rebuilding Together Central Ohio Tool Library lets you borrow,
for free, just about any tool you could need, from landscaping to
plumbing to carpentry. Find out more and download an application
at, call (614) 258-6392, or visit
them just off 5th and Cassady at 2771 E. 4th Ave.
If you buy a newly built house in WP, you only have to pay taxes on
the land value (not the structure) for 15 years. Similarly, if you
make significant improvements to your existing home or rental
property, you can avoid property tax hikes for 1012 years. Get
details at
id=22788 or call (614) 645-8530.
Need answers about the new health care laws going into effect?
There is a national helpline available 24/7 at (800) 318-2596;
lots of information can also be found at

Take advantage of Columbus 311 to help improve our neighborhood! Want to see graffiti removed from street signs or trash
cans? Is your dumpster falling apart? Have a large item for trash
pickup? Street light out? Just call (614) 645-3111, fill out the
form at, or download the MyColumbus mobile
app for your smart phone, so you can take a photo and submit it

Get help with housing, utilities, substance abuse, adult- and childcare, emergency food, shelter, and clothing, and much more. To
find out about programs available to you, call HandsOn Central
Ohio at (614) 221-6766 or visit

Community Computer Alliance offers low-cost, MicrosoftAuthorized refurbished computers, monitors, keyboards, mice,
and cables to those who are elderly, disabled, or low-income. Give
them a call at (614) 223-1530 or visit

Joyce Hughes, President

Diane Dixon, Vice President
Lydia Yoder, Secretary
Omar Qureshi, Treasurer

If you have any story ideas for the

newsletter, please email us!

November 2013

Do your research first:

You may have been visited recently by a XOOM
Energy or Just Energy salesperson offering to
lower your monthly bill. Switching to one of
these suppliers should not affect the quality or
safety of your service. However, it could lock you
into their rates, which are subject to change at
any time, for as long as 5 years, and make you
pay a large fee if you decide to leave early. We
strongly encourage you to read Choosing a Natural Gas Supplier at
before you commit.

Free Cell Phones & Service

You may have seen these two young women
around WP recently. As representatives for
Assurance Wireless, they are offering qualifying
residents a free cell phone, 250 free minutes,
and 250 free texts per month, plus voicemail,
call waiting, and caller ID. Anyone who gets
Medicaid, food stamps, SSI, or regular welfare
(TANF) can sign up for this national program
funded by fees collected by phone companies.
Call (773) 791-0729 for more info.

4th Wednesday of the month

6 p.m.
Schoenbaum Family Center
175 E. 7th Ave.
Next to Weinland Park Elementary
Free dinner provided!

Ideas for next months edition are due by

the second Monday of the current month.

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