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{UCAN} Take two: UCAN Newsletter ready — can you help deliver?

Summer Newsletter!
Upcoming events include Tuesday, August 4th, is National Night Out
August 22 is CrestFest!


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Spring Newsletter

UCAN newsletter WI15-online.pdf

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Upcoming Meeting

Join us for the first meeting of 2015! The UCAN board will be hosting our first meeting at OReilleys on High Street, on Monday January 26 at 6:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

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City Council Announces June 10 Community Meeting at Whetstone Recreation Center

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Spring Calendar!UCAN spring 2014 calendar

Sat, April 19, 9–noon and 1–4 p.m.

Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum (LOUA)/Green Columbus Earth Day Worksite in Glen Echo Ravine

Sat, April 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Crest Gastropub First Annual Earth Day Party


Mo, April 21, 7 p.m., Crestview Presbyterian Church
UCAN Meeting: Meet 2014 District 1 CAC Commissioner Candidates

Sa, April 26, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
First Annual Crestview Road Earth Day Alley Crawl Clean up the alleys on either side of Crestview Rd., from Indianola to High. Meet at the Clintonville Community Market. Green Columbus and Keep Columbus Beautiful provide supplies, so just bring yourself, family and friends!

Sa, April 26, 9–noon
12th Season of the Farmers Market opens

Sa, May 10, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Second Annual BioBlitz in Glen Echo Ravine Learn about the bugs, birds, and other creatures of the ravine with the help of local experts. Watch for the schedule at

Sa, June 14 UCAN Community Garage Sale Planning to have a garage sale this year? Schedule for June 14; together, we’ll draw more buyers!

Save the date Tu, August 5 National Night Out
Sa August 23, CrestFest

UCAN meetings Held on the following Mondays at 7 p.m.
April 21, Crestview Presbyterian Church

May 19, June 16, July 21 See for location.

Print out this pdf to post to your fridge or share with friends!

UCAN calendar SP14.pdf


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Clean up for Earth Day

The Crestview Earth Day Alley Crawl

Spring is coming….I just know it somehow. Looking for a great way to make your world a better place? Why not start in your own back yard! You are cordially invited to Crestview rd’s 1st Annual Earth Day Beautification Project. Our ambitious goal is a clean up of the alleys on either side of Crestview Rd., from Indianola to High St.

The event will be held on Saturday April 26th from 8:30am -11:30am. Volunteers will meet at The Clintonville Community Market at the corner of Crestview and Calumet to get our assignments and break into teams. We have partnered with Green Columbus and Keep Columbus Beautiful, who will be providing us with trash removal supplies. We will be picking up trash, removing debris, and where applicable, spreading some native wildflower and sunflower seeds, as a special touch. We need as much help as we can get so bring the entire family and all your friends. Our Goal is 50 volunteers! Sign up for this event at site: Crestview Alley Crawl Cleanup

The day will culminate with a celebration at the Columbus Commons for friends, fun and food trucks, yum! Festivities run from 11am -10pm

Help us kick winter to the curb!

The Crestview Earth Day Alley Crawl.docx

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Time to vote for Art Bike Racks

Some of you may recall hearing the exciting news last June that eight recreation facilities had been selected to participate in the City’s Pilot Public Art Bike Rack Program. The program was initiated by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC) in partnership with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). The art bike rack proposals have been reviewed for artistic merit by an art review panel seated by the CAC and engineers in the Public Service Department have looked them over for basic constructability, safety and budget issues. The participating recreation centers are:

Barack Community Center
Blackburn Community Center
Dodge Community Center
Indian Mound Community Center
Milo Grogan Community Center
Westgate Community Center
Whetstone Community Center
Tuttle Community Center

Now it’s time to get out the vote!

Eight great proposals have moved forward and voting is now open on the Columbus Planning Division’s web page ( Here you’ll find proposal images and be able to cast a vote for your favorite design. Please share the voting link with your fellow council and community members, and area businesses. Voting information has also been sent to your local Area Commission Chairpersons with the request that they share it with other commissioners and members of your community.

Voting will close Monday, May 6th at 5:00 pm EST.

We encourage you to vote early and vote once. The results will be tallied and posted to the Planning Division webpage.

Once the results are in, they will be submitted to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission and the Columbus Art Commission for final approval. Upon approval, a Request for Proposals will be issued for fabrication and installation of the selected bike rack designs.

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