Villager and parent of two young Villagers Steve Morbitzer is frequently asked how he finds fun and different things to do with his kids. Here is his list of upcoming events to share with other parents.
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Former German Villager and professional art restorer Linda Nader will bring her Restoration Road Show to the Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on Monday, March 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Here’s what you need to know:
*Artwork to bring:
*Artwork NOT to bring:
*No appraisals, no connection to Antique Roadshow, not televised
*As an art restorer in Santa Fe I have 15 years experience, trained in Italy and can provide an exceptional list of galleries and private collectors as references.
Linda will evaluate the artwork and give estimates. If customers allow, she will take artwork back to her studio in Santa Fe and approximately a month later bring back (or ship) completed work to customer.
-by Jeanne M. Likins, President, German Village Society Board of Trustees
Everyone loves German Village! This is as true for the more than 10,000 people who sign our Visitor Center guest book as it is for the young professionals, empty nesters, corporate re-locatees, and all the others who make their home in this remarkable, authentic community.
The pride of place, the specialness of this downtown, historic neighborhood, is palpable. This pride springs from the intense passion for German Village that has been nurtured over almost half a dozen decades.
This passion is for the brick streets and houses, the businesses interspersed throughout, the charming alleys planted with flowers, our impeccable parks, and the ability to walk to do or get just about anything you need or your heart desires.
Equally important is the passion for the strong sense of community, of connectedness and interconnectedness. People know and care about their neighbors. We shop local and know the business owners and employees. We welcome new folks with open arms and a gift of food or drink and an offer to get engaged in the life of German Village.
Visitors are cheerfully greeted and directed to favorite places such as destination restaurants, parks which stand out as one of the city’s jewels, and the Society’s Visitor’s Center. Everyone is proud to live, work and play in German Village. It is a very, very special place. You feel it as soon as you arrive.
The German Village Society strives every day to retain the character of the past while creating a thriving, urban community for the future. We hope you will join our ranks and be passionate about German Village by supporting the German Village Society, 588 South Third Street, Columbus, OH, 43215, 614.221.8888.
Cast your votes for the annual Best of Columbus reader poll via Columbus Alive. We are especially rooting for our beloved Schiller Park and other German Village Friends!
Many thanks to the hearty Friends who turned up on a bitterly cold night to think about spring and planting and all that we have to look forward to!
The projects, events, and initiatives discussed at the meeting can be divided into the categories of Gardens & Trees, Events, Maintenance & Enhancements, and Membership & Communications. We covered lots of ground…to include: Keep reading
The Blooming Fund appeal will be mailed to every address in German Village in mid-March. Funds will be split with the German Village Garten Club.
The Welcome Gardens will be planted during a “Dig In” on a date tied to the availability of the plants donated by Children’s Hospital.
Each garden will need a “captain” to coordinate the volunteer maintenance effort June through September. Volunteers will be recruited to take once-a-month shifts in a garden.
The Arboretum Group will coordinate a mulching project in May and a watering corps for the summer. ***Volunteers with the ability to lift are needed
A member couple has offered to host a social event to update Park-side residents about the mission and goals of the Friends of Schiller Park.
A community celebration will be in order when the Schiller statue has been restored and the new sign installed. Scheduling dependent on the restoration contract.
The Friends of Schiller will collaborate with the GV Garten Club to produce Marketplatz during Haus und Garten Tour.
The Friends of Schiller will seek to collaborate with STAY to provide support for the South High School Homecoming Pep Rally.
Kindred Spirits II, a bourbon tasting fundraiser chaired by Kelly Clark and Bill Mains, is scheduled for Friday, October 10.
Umbrella Girl Fountain: The committee is working to secure funding for stone repair at the Umbrella Girl fountain.
New Schiller Sign: With funds from Friends of Schiller and a BIG gift from the Historic Preservation Tea Fund a new sign will be fabricated for the Schiller monument.
Light Fixtures: A project to develop and implement a solution for the deteriorating paint on the bases of the light fixtures is needed.
Benches & Trash Cans: A project to develop a long term maintenance plan for the benches and trash cans is needed.
Picnic Area: A project to evaluate the condition of existing picnic tables and need for additional fixtures is needed.
Fountain: A simple and elegant fountain has funding, needs Recreation and Parks approval.
Spreading FoSP Love: The Committee will create an editorial calendar and schedule increased coverage in Neighbors 4 Neighbors.
A link on the Home Page of the GVS website for Blooming Fund donations has been requested.
A Facebook page will be created with building membership numbers and awareness as the goal.
I will follow up with each volunteer who stepped up to take on pieces and parts of our ambitious agenda, and will keep everyone in the loop as the work gets underway. If you weren’t able to make the meeting and would like to get engaged, please drop me a line.
With HUGE thanks,