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American Red Cross, blood drive, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
* Matthew Rodier of the Bexley area was named to the summer 2016 dean's list at Kent State University.
Bexley residents will see a 3 percent increase in their water bills come January, thanks to a corresponding increase by the city of Columbus.
Bexley Community Book Club
National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson met with students and discussed her influences and inspirations during a Dec. 1 visit to Bexley.
The Drexel Avenue commercial corridor will welcome a new business at the beginning of 2017.
The Old English motif on South Yearling Road is one of the visible reminders of the work of former Development Director Daniel J. Lorek, who died Nov. 14 at the age of 57.
Veterans Memorial project
The bold, curving lines of the National Veterans Memorial & Museum -- the "national" designation awaits formal approval in Congress -- are taking shape along the Scioto River.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Merry & Bright exhibit, through Jan. 1, 2017, at 1777 E. Broad St. Special events and dining opportunities are available for all ages. Candlelight Nights, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 at 6 p.m. allow guests to dine in the John F. Wolfe Palm House. On Dec. 3 and 10, join Santa for breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m., a meet-and-greet photo opportunity and to decorate holiday cookies. To make reservations (required) for Candlelight Nights and Breakfast with Santa, visit fpconservatory.org.
The Bexley City School District is seeking information on anyone in the district aged 21 or younger who may have a disability.
* Randy Zibell of Bexley recently received the Ambassador of the Year award at Lifeline of Ohio's annual Ambassador Appreciation Dinner.
Local businesses will help kick off the holiday shopping season by participating in the Bexley Holiday Hop, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at sites throughout the city.
Festival of the Arts
While Montrose Elementary School, 2555 E. Main St., is the site of the 14th annual Bexley Festival of the Arts, the crafts fair features artists of all ages and is open to the community.
Bexley police said an employee of a business in the 2100 block of East Livingston Avenue reported someone stole $8,000 in cash from the business office Nov. 19.
Block's Bagels, an East Side community landmark that will mark its 50th anniversary this month, is scheduled to reopen in early 2017 at 3012 E. Broad St.