The Gardens at Gantz volunteers are offering a scholarship of up to $1,000 for a student interested in studying landscaping, horticulture, sustainable living or conservation at an accredited college or university.

The Gardens at Gantz volunteers are offering a scholarship of up to $1,000 for a student interested in studying landscaping, horticulture, sustainable living or conservation at an accredited college or university.

Applicants must be residents of the South-Western City School District. The deadline to apply is March 31.

To obtain an application, call (614) 871-6323.

Plank's on Broadway will host its first chili-cooking competition to benefit Southwest Public Libraries.

The event will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Plank's, 4022 Broadway, in the Grove City town center.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the "People's Choice" category.

Additional door prizes will be for entrants and samplers. Drink specials will be offered during the contest, as well.

Chili cooks of all ages are welcome to participate. There is an entry fee of $10. The cost to sample and judge the selections is $5.

The competition is sponsored by Plank's on Broadway and the Friends of Southwest Public Libraries. For more information, call (614) 875-7800.

Grove City safety director Mike Wasylik has asked residents to shovel sidewalks to keep storm drains and fire hydrants cleared, and pedestrians safe. City code requires home and business owners to remove snow from their sidewalks in a timely manner. City officials realize this can be difficult for some residents.

"We can all pitch in to help our neighbors, especially seniors, by shoveling sidewalks and helping clear the areas our safety services need to get to in case of an emergency," Wasylik said.

Residents are encouraged to shovel snow and ice into the storm sewer or onto the curb and away from sidewalks and roadways.