Rotary Club hosted successful Pints for Polio

Rotary Club members in Clintonville joined millions around the world to reach out in connection with World Polio Day. The intent Oct. 23 was to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. The club hosted a fundraiser that day at Lineage Brewery, 2971 N. High […]

Eat Purr Love celebrates first anniversary

Eat Purr Love owner Chrissy Kuras works at a table at the cat cafe, which celebrated its first anniversary of business on Indianola Avenue on the final week of September. Sugar, the cat pictured, is pending adoption already, but there are plenty of other cats in the cafe who are looking for forever homes. The cafe operates in partnership with […]

Clintonville’s Ish celebrates 100th with family, friends

By RANDY KETCHAM Spotlight Contributor It was a celebration a century in the making. During a gala event at the Clintonville Woman’s Club on Sept. 17, Helen Ish of Clintonville celebrated her 100th birthday. Her actual birthday on Sept. 14 was marked by smaller gatherings, including a lunch at Bob Evans with her Ceramic Drive neighbors. Her daughter Carol of […]

MGUMC Lunch & Learn to focus on biases

Maple Grove United Methodist Church members invite residents for some lunching and learning on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 12:15 to 2 p.m. The special event will provide an opportunity for participants to take a closer look at the importance of recognizing biases. Everyone has biases, both positive and negative, and often people aren’t even aware they have them. Individual biases […]

Civitan Concert Series closes with community band

The Clintonville Community Band, under the direction of Rick Burkhart, on Sept. 10 closed out the 2017 Summer Concert Series held Sunday evenings at the Whetstone Park of Roses. The concerts draw fans from throughout Central Ohio to enjoy the beautiful setting as well as a rich variety of music. The series has been organized by the North Civitan Club […]

Keeping our ravines clean

Clintonville’s gorgeous system of ravines does not just stay that way by accident. As the beautiful natural areas are pressed upon by the modern world, with its trash and other unintended influences, individuals and organizations are stepping up to protect those areas for the present as well as the future. One such group, the Adena Broook Community, organized a cleanup […]

Experience Clintonville Bingo is a winner

The inaugural Experience Clintonville Days, Sept. 16-17, was a fun approach that accomplished many objectives for the organizers. Experience Clintonville’s stated mission is to celebrate and share “all the things that make Clintonville a great place to live, play, work and worship” and, after participating in the first “Bingo” game, it can be declared “Mission accomplished!” The activity was set […]

Clintonville nonprofits hope you’ll Go Big. Be Kind!

Clintonville residents will have many outlets to choose from as they are invited to “Go Big. Be Kind!” Oct. 10-11. That’s when the Columbus Foundation has scheduled its Big Give online giving campaign. The effort has been expanded, this year running 26 hours from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, through noon Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Foundation, one of the largest […]

Spirit Halloween sets up shop in Clintonville

A massive Halloween-themed costume store has set up shop in Clintonville for the season. Spirit Halloween opened at the end of September at 165 Graceland Blvd., in the space formerly occupied by OfficeMax. That’s located along the southern portion of the shopping center, between Kroger and Target. The store has a huge selection of Halloween costumes, from heroes to scary […]

Mozart’s helps Clintonville mark 170th year

Thanks to Doris and Anand Saha, Clintonville had a cake worthy of its 170-year celebration Sept. 16. The husband-and-wife team who own Mozart’s baked a massive cake just for the special anniversary. It was unveiled as part of the first Experience Clintonville Days, held Sept. 16-17 and organized by the organization Experience Clintonville (see related story here.) To help cut […]