Swing's the Thing will be at the Dublin Arts Council's July 3 concert at Scioto Park.

Swing's the Thing will be at the Dublin Arts Council's July 3 concert at Scioto Park.

The annual Sundays at Scioto concert series will continue from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 3 with the 16-piece local swing band that plays music from Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and others.

Swing's the Thing encourages dancing, playing dance styles including swing, ballad, foxtrot, cha cha, samba, waltz and polka.

"Dublin Arts Council is pleased to bring these free Sunday evening concerts to our community each summer," DAC executive director David Guion said in a news release. "It's a wonderful opportunity to lounge on the grass overlooking the river and enjoy a taste of authentic big band sounds."

The free concert will be held at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive. MJ's Candy Bar will be selling ice cream during the event, with proceeds benefiting the DAC.

For DAC information, or to see a complete concert schedule, look online at dublinarts.org.

The Home for Hope, built in Tartan West by Virginia Homes president Charles Ruma, sold at auction June 26.

The 3,100-square-foot Home for Hope on Cabernet Court in Dublin sold for $400,000 during an auction and celebration June 26. The home was built by Ruma, with net proceeds benefiting the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Livestrong Foundation.

The donation to the cancer charities will be over $70,000.

The house was sold to high-bidder Bill McCoy, a recent transplant from the Chicago area.

"It still hasn't sunk in," McCoy said in a news release. "The timing coincided like it was meant to happen. My thanks go to Charles Ruma and Virginia Homes. I'm excited to move into this beautiful home and honored to help an institution like The James at the same time."

The Home for Hope was built to encourage healthy living and includes a home gym, special air filter often used in hospitals and home garden.

The Andersons store at 7000 Bent Tree Blvd. will host a community "Shred It" day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

The event is being co-sponsored by The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-10TV.

Residents may safely and securely destroy personal documents and recycle electronic equipment. Items being accepted include:

Computers and computer parts

Telephone equipment, cables, cell phones, fax machines

VCRs, DVD players, speakers, radios, projectors

Electronic games, cameras and typewriters

Microwaves, cash registers and time clocks

Televisions, air conditioners, paint, fluorescent bulbs and alkaline batteries will not be accepted.

A $5 donation will help defray expenses.

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2011-12 leadership council for NextGen Dublin.

The young professionals group, created by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, is aimed at providing leadership development and business networking opportunities.

Standouts in the organization are chosen for the five different leadership council committees and set the direction of the organization, a news release from the chamber said.

"This is a dynamic group of emerging leaders in the community who will gain great experience and develop professional contacts by serving on the NextGen Dublin Leadership Council," according to Jenny Jakse, chief operating officer of the chamber. "I look forward to working with each of these individuals as we build NextGen Dublin to be the largest young professionals networking group in the area."

The civic committee organizes volunteers and philanthropic projects and includes Jessica Binion, Amy Bethel, Beverly Marsh, Brian Halaiko, Kim-Perry Jung and Karissa Stanley.

The leadership development and education committee plans networking and entrepreneurial events as well as classes and seminars for professional education and development. Members of the committee are Amy Wendling, Brittany Lafuse, Evan Babineaux, Jen Renz, Holly Nail, Nichole Renner and Deana Putnam.

Event planning, new member welcoming and notifying members of upcoming events falls to the member retention and event planning committee, which includes Walt Williamson and Scott Angelo.

The new member recruitment committee recruits young professionals and organizes recruiting events. Members are Kim Yark and Brian Rex.

The sponsorship committee that solicits support for endeavors and events for the group includes Kristen Troesch and Sharon Hodges.

For more information about NextGen Dublin, look online at nextgendublin.com or call (614) 889-2001.

A senior housing development that will initially bring 100-units of affordable housing to southern Dublin broke ground recently.

National Church Residences broke ground on Avondale Senior Village at 5215 Avery Road on June 17. It follows the Stoneridge Court senior community, built in Dublin in 2003.

The development will include 50 one-bedroom apartments, 50 two-bedroom apartments and a central community building with adult day care in the first phase. Construction on the apartments is expected to be completed in late 2012. An additional 50 cottage-style units are planned for a second phase.

"National Church Residences is excited to bring yet another affordable resource to the seniors of Dublin. Avondale Senior Village not only marks National Church Residences' largest senior community in Dublin, but the first one that offers adult day health right on the campus," said Thomas W. Slemmer, NCR president and CEO, in a news release.

"National Church Residences is proud to bring yet another level of service that will help seniors to successfully age-in-place, with dignity, thereby avoiding unnecessary or premature moves to skilled nursing or assisted living facilities," Slemmer said.

The nonprofit developer will offer the units to single seniors with an annual income of no more than $19,240. The annual income of two seniors who share a unit cannot exceed $32,940.

Construction for Avondale Senior Village is expected to cost $11.37 million, with the entire development price tag anticipated at $16.63 million.

National Church Residences, based in Upper Arlington, secured funding for the project from Dublin, Franklin County, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and others.