Another year has flown by and the holidays are just around the corner. As every year on the special day of Thanksgiving, we paused to reflect and give thanks for all the wonderful blessings we hold dear.
Late last month, our small humble shop was visited by a well-intentioned caring soul who decided to leave a calling card of sorts stuck to our door. Several sticky notes actually, telling us how much we are loved, and they are praying for us.
Kim Fowler, in his letter, "Tax-averse officials could find utopia on new planet" (ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News, Nov. 14), is oblivious to the internal contradiction of the old, worn-out, hackneyed howl: "Love it or leave it."
Recently, there has been some media spin on a comment made by an educator in regards to Common Core math. People jumped on one Illinois school district official's comment that 3 x 4 can equal 11 in Common Core, as long as the student can explain his reasoning.
It is with great pleasure that I say "thank you" to Orange Township voters for the overwhelming "yes" vote Nov. 5 that will make continued growth of our township park and trail system possible.
In response to Sue Gaul's letter in the Nov. 14 issue regarding the school sign "With God All Things Are Possible" that offended someone and was altered to "All Things Are Possible":
Referencing the Nov. 28 issue of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, I can't help but notice the glaring and disconcerting omission of the word "Christmas" in Upper Arlington's Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Ceremony article in the Home for the Holidays special insert section.
It was extremely disappointing to see that the sledding hill at Northwest Kiwanis and Burbank Park had suddenly turned into habitat conservation. For years, this area has been enjoyed by many for sledding and other fun activities. Now all the fun seems to have gone to the ticks and raccoons.
The latest news regarding the school board and President Amy Ramey's leadership is part of an alarming trend.
In October, the Westerville City Schools IB Booster group hosted our first annual "In the Know" Fundraising event. We would like to thank all who attended and provided support for our mission.
I would like to thank the Westerville voters who supported me to serve as a member of City Council.
In 1998, when the 0.25 percent Westerville income tax increase to fund the building of the Recreation Center was being touted, I wrote a letter to this newspaper reminding voters, "Remember, there is nothing so permanent as a 'temporary' tax."
The 27th annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Evening of Elegance Auction was a night to remember. Two hundred fifty guests, dressed to the nines, filled the three-level ballroom at Villa Milano. donned the length of one wall, white lights twinkled throughout the room, flowers and lit candles designed by Reno's Floral & Gifts decorated the tables, InnerVision vocalist and musician trio performed sponsored by Molly Marie Hough, XXI Century, and guests could remember their night with photo taken in the Mount Carmel St. Ann's photo booth. We are most appreciative to the guests who attended Friday evening, Nov. 15.
I would like to address last week's story concerning deficit spending.
Chris Rodriguez has served on City Council for 12 consecutive years. He was in Ward 1 for six years, avoiding term limits. He ran mid-term and was elected to an at-large seat for four more years. Then at term's end, he ran for auditor and lost.
The Upper Arlington Special Olympics organization hosted the annual Area 6 Special Olympics Ohio swim meet at Upper Arlington High School on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Thank you for your support and your vote.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings. Hilliard is blessed with giving and caring businesses and people who live and work in our community. I am reminded of this every week with all the fundraisers supporting great causes and families.
Our history is slipping away one demolition at a time. The demolition of the 192-year-old house built by Revolutionary War veteran Amaziah Hutchinson in 1821 is very sad for the whole community, not just Upper Arlington.
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