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BalletMet will present its annual production of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 9-24 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Seventeen performances are scheduled, with ticket prices ranging from $29 to $89. Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center, 39 E. State St., and ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000. Upper Arlington students of the BalletMet Academy who will perform include: (first row, from left) ): Isabelle Lapierre, Evy Logsdon, Katherine Hauswirth, Sophie Lamancusa, Alana Sayat; (second row) Olivia Orlandini, Natalie Clayton, Elizabeth Bruening, Lilah Gibson, Malia Herverzi, Sophia Froehle; (third row) Jane Perera, Elizabeth Kane, Graci Jackson, Gwendolyn Peters; (fourth row) Tessa Fishking, Maggie Ryan, Claire Powell and Julia Linzell.
Operation Christmas tree 2016, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 across from Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 E. Broad St., Columbus. Upper Arlington High School freshman Emma Mitchell is planning the fourth annual Christmas tree service project. The event provides families in need with a free, live Christmas tree donated by Oakland and Stranders nurseries. For details, call 614-425-2032.
Upper Arlington police and fire officials are reaching out to the public in hopes of a receiving a tip that could solve an arson from last spring.
Fighting pancreatic cancer
If you happened across an Upper Arlington police officer or firefighter in November, chances are they were a bit scruffier than usual.
An Upper Arlington woman told police last week someone made fraudulent charges against several of her credit cards and attempted to transfer funds out of her retirement account.
Upper Arlington schools showed continued improvement in areas such as graduation rates and preparing students for college and careers, according to a district-sponsored report designed to home in on how well it's delivering education.
For many children, their favorite stuffed animal is a treasure they received from Santa Claus.
The past year has been a busy one for economic development, with several notable new office projects coming on line or under construction.
Five-year-old Nicholas Charles Brickman, assisted by his mother, Nicole Brickman, works on a holiday craft using construction paper Nov. 23 at the Upper Arlington Public Library's Main Branch on Tremont Road. The library is offering an all-day program called "Make It and Take It Tuesdays" so kids who visit on that day can make crafts to take home.
The city of Upper Arlington and the Upper Arlington Historical Society are accepting nominations for the 2017 Wall of Honor.
Winter festival and tree-lighting ceremony, 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Mallway Park, 2096 Upper Arlington Ave. Other activities include caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa Claus, ice-sculpting demos and children's activities. There is no rain date; in the event of inclement weather, call 614-583-5345 after 2 p.m. the day of the event. For details, visit uaoh.net.
UA income tax
Even as Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo announced he had commissioned a study to determine the effectiveness of tax abatements granted to businesses, Upper Arlington Finance Director Cathe Armstrong said the city enjoyed significant income tax gains in 2015 and can expect more in 2016 -- due at least in part to incentives offered to keep or attract businesses.
A committee of Upper Arlington officials will interview four candidates this week to be the city’s next fire chief.
Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.