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Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show: Something For Everyone
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mongenas2014swopesecretaryBoth experienced collectors and antique newbies should mark their calendars for the upcoming Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show, an annual event that is now celebrating 70 years of success. Scheduled to take place on January 31 and February 1, the show boasts a little something for everyone--regardless of style, taste or experience. “The great thing about the show is that the dealers really bring a wide variety of items,” said Director Kate LaLonde. “In fact, I have what I consider to be a mid-century, modern/eclectic/contemporary style, and I came home with a painting and a necklace after last year’s show.”

Age is also not a factor. The 2014 show attracted multiple generations, including a 12-year-old from Riverlea who arrived at the show in search of treasures. He found what he was looking for--a Native American textile, a knife and a needle.

This year the event is being held a few weeks later than usual so as not to interfere with the holidays, and it will feature several new exhibitors and their items, from city, country and painted furniture to stoneware, decoys, antique dolls, redware, quilts, linens, antique writing instruments, estate and costume jewelry, silver and much more. Last year a late 19th century Sheraton ladies secretary from New England attracted many admirers and sold early in the show.

Proceeds from the show, which typically attracts between 600 and 700 shoppers, benefit the preservation of the Worthington Historical Society properties, including the Orange Johnson House Museum, Jeffers Mound and the Old Rectory.

Where:            Holiday Inn Worthington, 7007 N. High Street, Worthington

When:              January 31 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; February 1 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission:      $8/person

Partial List of Dealers

Signature Antiques, Lakeview Ohio (Fine & Country Antiques, Accessories and Art)

Ohio Valley Antiques, Steubenville, Ohio

Mad Hatter Antiques, Newark, Ohio

Jack Squire Antiques, Grove City, PA (19th Century Antiques)

Timeless Treasures, Pittsburgh, PA

Keystone Antiques, Chagrin Falls, OH (Primitive Antiques)

Pins Abigail, New Albany, Oh (Fine Jewelry, Silver, Smalls)

Charles Hodges, Miamisburg, Oh (Quality small accessories & lamps)

Springhouse Farm, Lewis Center, Oh (American Country Furnishings & Smalls)

David and Carroll Swope, Canton, Oh (Traditional Furnishings & Sporting Items)

Dick Anderson, Lodi, OH

Pages from the Past, Westerville OH

Mapleside Antiques, Titusville, PA

For more information about the Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show, visit worthingtonhistory.org, call 614/885-1247 or email info@worthingtonhistory.org.

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

 

 

Marja Mills to present at Worthington Library's next Hear & Now Author Series

In 2004, Marja Mills, a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, moved into a rented house in Monroeville, Alabama, next door to the town’s most famous resident, Harper Lee, the publicity-shy author of the beloved novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and her sister, Alice. During the 18 months that Mills lived in Monroeville, she spent time with the sisters, accompanying them on drives, dinners at Burger King, and duck feedings. Earlier this year she published a memoir about her experience: The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee. Mills will present at the Worthington Library’s next event in the Hear & Now Author Series. Scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street), the event offers a promising peek at the enigmatic author’s life through the eyes and ears of Mills.

The Hear & Now Author Series started in 2012 as a way to bring emerging and established writers to town. In addition to the Worthington Libraries, the event is sponsored by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center and Holiday Inn. Past presenters have included Pushcart Prize-winning poet George Bilgere, Newbery Award winner Jack Gantos and New York Times best-selling author Augusten Burroughs.

MarjaMillsIf you go…

  • Tickets are $10 (discounts are available for members of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the McConnell Arts Center; call 614-807-2605 to obtain your special code)
  • The ticket includes admission to a meet-the-author reception, which starts at 6 p.m.
  • Tickets are available in person at the McConnell Arts Center, by phone at 614-431-0329 and online at mcconnellarts.org/wp/events.

Learn more about the Hear & Now Author Series and other events at worthingtonlibraries.org or mcconnellarts.org.

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

 

 

 

The perfect Christmas gift for your Valentine
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UJC Combo-PicWhile you're rushing around to get ready for Christmas, why not stop for a moment and think about Valentine's Day as well? The Holiday Inn Worthington

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makes it easy with a Valentine's Day package that includes room and dinner at the hotel for $149, and they're running it in tandem with a special jazz concert at the McConnell Arts Center on February 14. Add in a few hours to take in some of your favorite Worthington hotspots—like Denig Jewelers, Igloo Letterpress, House Wine, The Candle Lab, and the Shops at Worthington Place, to name a few—and you've got a romantic getaway.

The concert, which is presented by the Urban Jazz Coalition and the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, features the Urban Jazz Coalition and Trippin 'N' Rhythm recording artist Nick Colionne, as well as special guest Elizabeth Mis. It's part of the Live @ The MAC Concert Series. Tickets are not included in the hotel package, but they're available online at mcconnellarts.org and urbanjazzcoalition.net. You can also call 614-431-0329 for more information.

Back at the Holiday Inn Worthington, the dinner menu will include split lobster tail stuffed with crab meat, petite filet with demi-glace, twice-baked potato, sautéed asparagus, and chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream. This delectable dinner is part of the package and a wonderful complement to the evening.

To reserve your package, call the Holiday Inn Worthington at 614-436-0700 and ask for the Valentine Package. For more information about things to do in and around Worthington, go to visitworthingtonohio.com.

About the concert.....

With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the smooth jazz music world and is one of the most in-demand artists in the genre. Combining all of the various influences of his music career, from jazz and R&B, to blues and rock, Colionne has created an unmistakable sound and a vibe that is instantly recognizable.

Elizabeth Mis is an emerging soprano saxophone superstar who was originally introduced to Columbus music fans by Urban Jazz Coalition. The Cleveland native gave a crowd pleasing performance at The 2013 Jazz & Rib Festival and has gained a strong national fan base among smooth jazz lovers.

 

 

 

2013 Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down

Stand Down LogoIf you're looking for a way to show your gratitude to the men and women who have served our country, here's your chance. The Holiday Inn Worthington is collecting items for the 2013 Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down. The event, now in its 18th year, will take place on October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Columbus. The goal of the event is to provide a host of services and much-needed items for veterans and homeless veterans. Collection boxes will be set up at the Holiday Inn Worthington and Holiday Inn Express at Polaris. Here's a list of suggested contributions:

  • jeans
  • winter/work boots and shoes
  • coats, hooded sweatshirts (size XXL in high demand)
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  • underwear briefs and t-shirts
  • blankets
  • toiletries
  • non-perishable food (cans must have pull-tab lids)
  • gently used and washed clothing

"We want the hotel to be a place where people in the community can drop these things off, and the veterans will know that Worthington cares," said K. Lou Whitley, area sales manager for the hotel and community organizer. "We want to give back to the community and to veterans." The needs are great. On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the United States. Approximately 33 percent of all homeless males in this country are

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Stand Downs are just one way the Department of Veterans Affairs provides services to homeless veterans. They are designed to provide everything from food and clothing to health screenings, legal services, haircuts, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and job search information. The events are typically a collaborative effort between local Veterans Affairs offices, other governmental agencies, and community agencies serving the homeless.

Worthington residents are encouraged to take advantage of the convenient drop-off locations at the Worthington Inn Columbus, located at 700 N. High Street in Worthington (614-436-0700) and the Holiday Inn Express at 8670 Orion Place in Columbus (614-781-6100). Last year more than 300 veterans were served, and this year they expect to exceed that number. You donations are greatly needed!

For more information about Stand Down, visit centralohiostanddown.com. Information about this event and other Worthington happenings are posted on the event calendar at visitworthingtonohio.com.

 

 

Holiday Inn Worthington Connects with the Local Community

Are you worried that your house won’t be able to accommodate all your friends and family this holiday season? Relax. The Holiday Inn on North High Street in Worthington is running a special promotion during the holidays--$60 a night for friends and family of Worthington residents. It’s all part of Holiday Inn’s 60th anniversary celebration--$60 to celebrate 60 years in business. In fact, if you reserve multiple rooms, they will even throw in a complimentary meeting space for the entire family. And, the restaurant will prepare a holiday meal. Eric Bearfield was hired as manager of the 232-room hotel in June. Since that time, he’s been focused on connecting the hotel with the local community. “One of my primary objectives is to build a strong tie with the community,” he said. “The more successful we are, the more successful the community is as a whole. I want to drive as many opportunities as possible to reach out to the community and help the community.” That means you might be seeing more promotions for Worthington residents in the weeks and months ahead, but it also means that Bearfield plans to work closely with the corporate community, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Worthington.

Bearfield thinks there are a few noteworthy things about the hotel that local residents tend to overlook. For starters, the full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plans are underway to expand the menu, which is currently focused on salads and sandwiches, and they’re in the process of creating a family meal-to-go for local residents. Other features include 16,000 square feet of meeting space, a heated indoor swimming pool and a fitness room, which is scheduled to double in size with all new equipment in the next two weeks.

Prior to accepting the job, Bearfield worked at the Columbus Airport Marriott. Before that, he spent 10 years as a general manager with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. “It’s great to be in the Worthington community,” he said. “I have bought into the community personally, own a home here, and have my kids in the schools.”

To learn more about the Holiday Inn Worthington and future promotions, visit www.holidayinn.com/worthingtonoh or http://visitworthingtonohio.com/where-to-stay/.