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We are pleased to announce that the City of Columbus has approved our application for neighborhood pride. During this five day event to be held in July, our community will be partnering with all the divisions of the City to complete the groundwork needed to bring new life back into our rapidly deteriorating inner core, within the boundaries as shown on the map above: Highland and Wheatland Streets on the east, north and south Eureka Avenue on the west, Palmetto Street on the south, all the way up to the railroad tracks by our northern corporate line. Thanks to all who have volunteered to serve on our leadership team: Gene' Klingler, Keither Chaldis, Roberta Carter, and Caleb Martin. There will be opportunity for even more leaders to come forward over the next 3 1/2 months as we prepare to…Continue
Keep your eyes open for the announcement of our first community garden meeting for all those interested in gardening with us during the 2015 season. The garden was expanded in 2013, so we have plenty of plots for families to grow fresh food in. Our garden is based on the model of "family" or "household" plots where they can raise their own food to put on the table. There also are a few "community plots" that everyone helps take care in which the produce is shared. There are no income requirements in order to have a plot and you don't even have to live in Highland West ... our garden is open to all. The only cost is a small charge for water which will be assessed to each plot at the beginning of the year. SO PLEASE consider spending a summer getting to know your neighbors and to make some new…Continue
Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on March 2, 2015 at 10:53pm
Over 400 displays were seen and each were special in their own way. This is probably the largest amount of participation since we started the contest back in December 2009. The JUDGING is still taking place because so many streets had to be traveled, so many pictures taken and assembled. We should have a winner by the end of this month, so please be patient!! In the meantime, our photo section has some of the pictures scrolling in a slide show for you to look at and enjoy. The slide show only allows so many, so it only contains a fraction of them selected at random. There will also be another video made for 2015, just like we did in 2014, of various displays selected at random. Thank you again for being a part of this display of neighborhood pride. For all those who live outside our area that often say, "they just don't have any pride in anything over there", well, they obviously don't know what they're talking about! We will be announcing the winners on the website and…Continue
This information was provided by Jay McCallister (GHAC Safety Committee) and the City of Columbus.
"Here is a way to help recover your bike if it is stolen. Free service of the city.
There is also a way to "bug" your bike. Register your bike with the city of Columbus and receive a FREE chip to attach to your bike, making it easier for identification.
Posted by Rick M. on September 22, 2014 at 9:42pm
We have updated our Ohio to Erie Trail description to reflect the current route shown on the Ohio to Erie Trail Printed Map. This route is mostly marked with "Ohio to Erie" trail signs as well.
Posted by Jody Dzuranin on September 4, 2014 at 3:47pm
"Transportation Insider: New bike route will run across state"
By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch
"The first Ohio section of what will become the largest official bike network in the world has been approved. A 313-mile route that stretches from Preble County on the Indiana border to Steubenville has been designated as U.S. Bicycle Rt. 50 by the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Ohio’s route traverses several road segments and portions of 14 trails, including parts of the Olentangy, Alum Creek and Camp Chase trails in Columbus." For information, click…Continue
Posted by Rick M. on July 31, 2014 at 1:00am
"When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton property’s value.
First, she cleaned up the yard. Then she had the house boarded up and routinely mowed the lawn. After the city finally demolished the house in 2012, Columbus’ Mow to Own program offered her a new opportunity.
“Between my fencing it, landscaping it, my labor and all the expenses, I was able to purchase the land and attach it to my property for a little under $1,000,” said Peters, 65. “It’s fantastic.” The Mow to Own program lets property owners living next door to vacant lots in the city’s land bank earn “sweat equity” through their upkeep of the land. Nearby nonprofit organizations also are eligible. Since the city’s program started in 2012, 19 lots have been transferred and six more neighbors are working toward ownership, said Cynthia Rickman, spokeswoman for the Land Redevelopment Office. There are 835 vacant lots in the city’s land bank. “It’s a…
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.