Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within a Park. And there’s more! In August 2014, Ohio Magazine named Westerville one of it's five Best Hometowns! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.

Arnold Kids Got Talent!  at Westerville North

The Columbus Children’s Theatre is partnering with the Arnold Sports Festival to find the most talented performers in town. The group is on the hunt for singers, dancers, jugglers, ventriloquists, magicians and talented children of all types between the ages of 8-18.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 at Westerville North High School, which is located at 950 County Line Road. Participants should come prepared to present 90 seconds of material. Top performers from preliminary auditions will be invited to perform at the Arnold Kids Expo on Saturday, March 7, for an esteemed panel of judges who will announce the best act in the city.

The first place winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship and will appear with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a commercial for Ricart Automotive Group. to register online Click Here!

15th Annual Bowl-a-Thon Slated for Feb. 21

It’s time to make plans to participate in the 15th annual Westerville Community Bowl-a-Thon! The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5705 Forest Hills Blvd.

Funds raised from this event benefit the Westerville Chamber Foundation, the Westerville Education Foundation, and the Westerville Symphony at Otterbein.

Bowl-a-Thon organizers have created several different ways for businesses and the community to become involved and/or sponsor the event.

The event will feature a DJ, food, high school bands and choirs, a quartet from the symphony, and other entertainment. Mark your calendar now for this great opportunity to help education, the arts, and provide scholarships to youth in our community. Interested persons can visit 2015 Community Bowl-A-Thon to sign up to bowl, become a sponsor, buy advance raffle tickets, or make a donation if unable to attend the event.


Ohio Magazine Features Westerville

You might recognize the white trestle on the front cover of this month's issue of Ohio Magazine. It is one of the entrances to Alum Creek Park North on W. Main St. All central Ohio editions of the magazine's November issue feature a Westerville family at Alum Creek Park North. Inside the issue, you'll find an article highlighting several Uptown businesses and an attractive ad on the back cover.

"We're delighted that Westerville was chosen as one of Ohio Magazine's Best Hometowns for 2014-2015," says Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau Executive Director Jeff Hartnell. "We are so happy to reach a new audience to show everything Westerville has to offer."

Hartnell says there will be more articles in the coming months.

Java Central Coffee House and Gifts
Ralph Denick
20 B. South State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Java Central is a friendly, comfortable coffee house, featuring our own custom roasted coffee and espresso drinks, plus teas and chais, hot chocolates, frozen specialty drinks and fruit smoothies. we also serve a variety of food-sandwiches, muffins, scones, bagels, cookies and yogurt. we are larger than we look- we have multiple rooms with seating for 50 or more. we have hand-made jewelry, scarves and eclectic gifts in our Gift Boutique. the Java Art Gallery presents art for display and sale by our monthly artist, and the art of other local artists is displayed throughout the shop. In addition, java Central presents live music on Friday evenings (Open Mic-considered one of the best around) and on Saturday evenings (professional performers-singer/songwriters, musicians in all genres; pop, rock, bluegrass, folk, jazz, etc.) The Gallery room is available for meetings, receptions, training, showers and parties. We also offer free Wi-Fi.

Captivating Canines
Ron & Cheryl Keller, Owners
12 E. Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 882-8863
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See what's new at Captivating Canines, featuring gifts for dog and cat lovers, toys, treats and food for dogs and cats.

Great gift items include: ornaments, figurines, key chains, earrings, pendants, glass beaded dogs and cats, candles, dog and cat planters, calendars, magnets, stockings, flags, art work, custom t-shirts and more for owners.

You'll also find Fromms food, Smokehouse treats and lots of toys, collars, leashes and clothes for dogs.

The fourth Saturday of every month, CHA Shelter will be at Captivating Canines with adoptable cats & dogs from 1pm till 4pm.

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