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.

Home For the Holidays Festivities Continue

The Westerville Uptown Merchants will be decking the streets with an ice sculpture exhibit this weekend. Get your last-minute shopping done and enjoy a variety of carved sculptures done by favorite "Rock on Ice" Greg Brukaski's troup of carvers. The ice carvings will be located in front of several businesses, including Amish Originals, Buckeye Brewcraft, A Gal Named Cinda Lou, Good Vibes Winery and Grandfather Clock Company.

There will be an interactive "autograph ice block" presentation in which up to 200 families will be invited to put their name on a block of ice and then later take it home. This event will take place on the patio of Jimmy V's. from 1 to 3 Saturday, December 20th.

Santa will be Uptown handing out candy canes and talking to kids young and old. You can also enjoy the sounds of holiday carolers outside Morgan's Treasure Fine Jewelry.

Look for the beautifully decorated windows and all the attention to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Benjamin Hanby's "Up on the Housetop". Commemorative ornaments and t-shirts are available for sell plus for every $100 spent on gifts, will earn you a free commemorative mason jar with the logo.

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History of the Westerville Star

It's a Westerville tradition and it's beautiful! It's the Westerville Star! Read the story behind this special holiday decoration that graces State St. each year.


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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