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The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south
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After watching all the horrible stories coming out of Oaklahoma the past week I started to wonder, what if that was here? Are we ready if that was us? Sure I have a box in the basement with supplies, but it hasn't been updated in years. And what about my friends and neighbors. And even if it didn't hit us directly, maybe it hit in hillard, are we ready to go help them? No. So who or where do we get training or help to get ready. Do we have a neighborhood association plan? Do we have even so much as a list to hand out telling people things they should have ready in a box in the basement or closet? Do we have a list of emergency phone numbers? Can we get training from the red cross? I think this would be a great group to get together. Disaster Preparedness? Even a page on the Associations site would help. What do you guys think? I would love to work on this with others. I dont believe I could lead the group because im sure someone knows more or has a better idea where…Continue
Posted by Wendy G. Van Over on May 22, 2013 at 10:30pm
We are now at the point where we are ready for gardeners to begin planting. We appreciate everyone's patience as our garden is going through a face-lift this year. Through the generosity of The United Way through their Neighborhood Partnership Grant, Bob Evans, The Columbus Foundation, and PNC Bank, along with additional funds from the City of Columbus, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, and the Institute for Active Living Fund of the Columbus Foundation, we have been able to not only expand the garden, but also to make it into a neighborhood green space in which people can gather or a space where people can just get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. The gardening portion is just about ready, all we have left is to do some surgical…Continue
Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday, our board members, Karl Hoessel and crew from Columbus Recreation and Parks, and staff from CD 102, and helped to make our clean out a success!
It looked like it was going to be a rainy morning, but it held off, allowing us to make a lot of progress from where we left off a year ago. The Highland West Neighbors Association made this park a special project in 2010 when we began honeysuckle abatement on our own, the organization and the generosity of our members making it possible for us to rent a chipper to dispose of the waste since none at the time were available from the City who had their own project going in the northend with the Ash Tree issue.
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on May 19, 2013 at 8:00pm
The carved wooden statue entitled "The Flame", an original sculpture done by local artist, Greg Butauski, was stolen from the Highland West Community Garden at 29 N. Wheatland Avenue, over the past week. The art piece was commissioned by a Columbus 200 Grant last summer and specifically carved for the Highland West Community Garden ... no other copies of the statue exist. The perpetrators neatly removed the statue from its base and left no damage, making it obviously a planned heist - even to the point of bringing the tools for a clean removal. The matter, along with potential suspects, have been turned over to the Columbus Police Department for further investigation. We ask anyone that has any knowledge…Continue
Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on April 6, 2013 at 3:30pm
Right now SOS is only charging $10 a cat to get spayed and neutered in the 43204 area. If someone would like to help with the catch and release program soon as the weather changes let me know. I dont know how long the $10 price will last. Also, a lady for pet promise is willing to cover the $10 fee for feral cats. All cats done by pet promise will have a clipped ear. If there are any friendly ones, maybe there might be a rescue group willing to help re home some. Will have to look into that. Hopefully we can help the cats and help our neighborhood too. Many people decide to move away and leave their dog or cat behind here and there is also Holton park. People are always dropping some animal off there. Franklin county dog pound will take your pet in for $10, I believe. If its deemed re homable they will try to adopt it out. Problem is there is not to many places who takes in cats, so people just drop them off. Humane Society is the only place that steadily take in cats…Continue
Posted by Mel on February 1, 2013 at 12:52am
When: THURSDAY, January 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Where: Hillcrest Baptist Church Youth Center
2500 W. Broad Street
TOPIC: Concealed Carry
Our speaker will be coming to us from Armed2Defend and will speak about the process of getting a CCW.
PLEASE COME WITH YOUR QUESTIONS!!!
Doors open at 6:30 PM, We’re having a Bake Sale to benefit the HWNA. So come early, get something to eat, and meet your neighbors All are welcome!
“Let’s take back our neighborhood!”
Posted by Highland West Neighbors on January 29, 2013 at 5:41pm
As you may have experienced, our side roads are very dangerous to drive on since the last snow fall. The city did a bang up job on the bus traveled roads, but I have not seen any salt dropped on the side streets here. I called 311 and stated the hazardous road conditions at 3pm on Friday 1/4 left my name and the call taker asked if I was part of the HWNA. Naturally I said yes....I was totally surprised when I got up this morning they had salted the roads from my street East to N Oakley as far as I know, they may have done more but I did not go past those streets. The POWER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION I guess... Just thought I would share
Posted by kelly krause on January 5, 2013 at 8:12pm
Here's what goes in the blue cart:
Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.
Here's what doesn't:
No trash or yard waste. The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.
No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.
The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.