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.

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. To find out where to pick up a copy of Ohio Magazine, Click Here! Locally, Ohio Magazine will be available at the Kroger stores at SR 161 and Sunbury Rds and SR 3 in Westerville; the Westerville Giant Eagle and Meijer and the Kroger in Sunbury.

Otterbein to Present Fall Collage Concert

The Otterbein University Department of Music and Friends of Music at Otterbein will present a Fall Collage Concert at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 26. The concert will take place in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, located at 30 S. Grove St.

The concert will be a fast-paced and entertaining showcase of the outstanding performers and ensembles of the Otterbein University Department of Music.  This year’s Halloween theme is sure to be a treat for the whole family.

Tickets to this concert will be sold at the door for $15 general admission, or free for students (of all institutions, including high schools) with valid ID.  Ticket proceeds will benefit the Craig Johnson Fund for the Future of Music at Otterbein.  There will also be an opportunity to make donations to the Craig Johnson Fund at the concert. 

Registration Open for Christmas Parade

Westerville Sertoma is now accepting registrations for the 2014 Children's Christmas Parade and Rudolph Run set for December 7th. Information is now available about both the parade and the race at

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the release of the song "Up on the Housetop", by Westerville's own Benjamin Hanby, Pam and Jim Allen will be the grand marshals of the parade. The Allens are caretakers of the Hanby House which is owned by the Westerville Historical Society. For more information about the history of "Up on the Housetop", Click Here!

Boots, BBQ and Buckeyes Event Set for Nov. 8

The Westerville Education Challenge invites you to Boots, BBQ and the Buckeyes on Saturday, November 8. Watch the Buckeyes vs. Michigan State game on two big screens while enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks beginning at 6pm at the Weiler Barn, 5265 Hoovergate Lane.

Try your hand at the OSU/Michigan State football pool, the Boots Raffle and a live auction with many fantastic items to bid on during halftime.

Dress is “Country Casual”. Your $35.00 ticket includes dinner, drinks and football game viewing. Each ticket covers the cost for one freshman to attend the Challenge Day program at his/her high school. Challenge Day is an anti-bullying program that the WEC hopes to provide to all Westerville City School freshmen. Tickets and more details can be found here:


OhioHealth 4th Friday Reaches End of Season

A beautiful early-fall night marked the end of the 2014 OhioHealth 4th Friday season on September 26th. Nearly 8,000 people strolled along Uptown streets, enjoying live music, demonstrations, food and extended shopping hours. Close to 90 vendors offered everything from hair bows to car insurance and kids were entertained by puppet shows, story times and fire trucks. Westerville City Schools showcased their students, staff and the new technology-filled Fab Lab.

The Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau would like to extend a sincere thanks to OhioHealth for sponsoring these family friendly community events for the last four years. Special thanks also goes to the City of Westerville, the Division of Police and Fire and the Arts Council of Westerville. Hometown Service Center, AAA Ohio Auto Club the Humane Society of Delaware County and the Westerville Public Library were also instrumental in bringing this series of six events to the people of Central Ohio.

An average of 9,500 people attended the OhioHealth 4th Fridays each month. The WVCB is grateful for each and every person who attends and who helps behind the scenes. These folks include Winnie Maze and the Westerville Puppet Posse, Debbie Bennati and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association as well as our wonderful WVCB volunteers, Rich Korn, Corben Stoughton and Rachel Stoughton. We would also like to thank our Board of Trustees including A.J. Fox, Chuck Woodson, Elizabeth Saltzgiver, Kathy Hendricks, Mike Moore, Cheryl Perri, and Steve Lebold for volunteering their time to help with our Kids' Corner.

The 2014 4th Friday season may be over, but we will spend the winter gearing up for next year. In the meantime, look for the November issue of Ohio Magazine. If some of the photos look familiar, that's because Westerville will be featured as one of Ohio's Best Hometowns. We wholeheartedly agree!

Red Fern Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Annie Streetman
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 636-1120

As a certified National Association of Professional Pet Sitters member, Red Fern clients have the confidence that their pet will be well taken care of while they are away. They are bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates (Underwritten by the Essex Insurance Company) and can provide proof of coverage if requested. Red Fern Pet Sitting is a member of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and additionally participates in animal related causes and events throughout the year. 

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