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8 Places to Get Your Fall Flavor Fix in Worthington

While the sights and smells of the fall season are indisputably lovely, it’s often the flavors we can't get enough of. Truth is, nothing says autumn quite like pumpkin, apple, and pecan. From your morning latte to your evening nightcap, Worthington is a great place to satisfy your cravings for the flavors of fall.  

Here are a few places to get your fix:

1.     Highline Coffee – While that popular Seattle chain may have coined the PSL, Highline Coffee has perfected it.  Stop in for one of their handcrafted, spicy pumpkin pie lattes, which is even better when paired with their apple harvest coffeecake.

2.     La Chatelaine  - Worthington’s favorite French bistro and bakery is your one-stop shop for fall treats. We're talking about their signature macarons in decadent flavors like pumpkin swirl, maple and cranberry, as well as pumpkin and rhubarb country pie, pumpkin tarts and pumpkin-puffed pastries, which are almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.  

3.     Graeter's  - Cinnamon and pumpkin ice cream are back for a limited time at everybody's favorite Worthington ice cream shop. Like all their handcrafted, small-batch flavors, you can be sure these are smooth, delicious—and made with real ingredients. Pick up a pint before they’re gone.

4.     Sassafras BakeryBest known for their classic, oh-so-creamy pumpkin pie, the folks at Sassafras Bakery have added a host of fantastic fall flavors to their menu. From pumpkin scones and buttermilk pecan pie to salty Ohio maple pie, pumpkin whoopie pies and bourbon pumpkin tarts with streusel topping, you have plenty of choices when grabbing treats for the office or pre-ordering Thanksgiving desserts. How easy is that?

5.     The Worthington Inn – Nothing beats a delicious cup of soup on a cold autumn day. Stop by The Worthington Inn to sample the dishes on their new fall menu, from roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced seeds and crème fraiche to apple and chestnut spice cake.

6.     Bubbles Tea and Juice  - Have you visited Worthington’s newest juice, tea and smoothie bar, which is located inside Snap Fitness? You'll find a variety of teas, cold-pressed juices, cleanses and smoothies. Right now they're featuring pumpkin chai bubble tea and pumpkin smoothies—perfect for after your workout.  

7.     Worthington Farmers Market - The Worthington Farmers Market kicks off the indoor market this Saturday at The Shops at Worthington Place.  Among the fresh fruits and vegetables, farm-raised meats and handmade goods, you’ll find all things related to fall. Think spiced jams, apple butter, pastries and pies. 

8.     House Wine - In the mood for a seasonal brew? Stop by House Wine for a great selection of craft beers, including North High Tree Tapper and Breckenridge Brewery’s Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte stout. 

An Evening in Support of Excellence

Worthington Educational Foundation Hosts Cocktail Party for a Cause In just a few weeks, friends and supporters of the Worthington Educational Foundation (WEF) will gather at The Shops at Worthington Place for An Evening in Support of Excellence--and you're invited. The highly anticipated event, which averages 500 attendees each year, will take place on January 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. This year's "High 5" theme supports the fact that this is the fifth annual event. It's the perfect opportunity to kick off 2016 among friends and to enjoy a night of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, auctions and giveaways—all in support of a great cause.

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s annual fundraiser,” said Pat Kelso, WEF board member. “It’s been an exciting year for our foundation, and we’re incredibly thankful for the continued support of the Worthington community.”

Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Evening in Support of Excellence:

Popular Auction Items – The folks at the WEF have been working hard to secure some fabulous silent and live auction items, such as:

  • Graduation tickets with reserved premium seating for Thomas Worthington High School and Worthington Kilbourne High School
  • A private dinner for 8 prepared in your home by The Whitney House chef Max Avon and served by Worthington Superintendent Dr. Trent Bowers
  • An overnight trip to Cleveland complete with a hotel room, dinner reservations and tickets to a Cleveland Cavaliers game
  • A decadent brunch prepared in your home by K. J. Shannan, a local Worthington chiropractor who has a knack for gourmet cooking
  • Ohio State Buckeyes tickets

Delicious Eats and Tasty Cocktails – Bring your appetite, folks. From fantastic fare provided by J. Liu Restaurant and catering from Made From Scratch to appetizers and small plates from Aladdin’s Eatery, Panera Bread and The Hills Market, you’ll want to sample it all. And don’t forget to stop by the cash bars. In addition to the usual cocktail party favorites, Watershed Distillery will be on hand to serve a signature drink in honor of the event.

Fabulous Fun - In addition to participating in the auctions, you can get a close-up look at the ice sculpture, capture some memories in the "selfie" photo booth, check out the photos of Worthington students and community members doing their best "high fives," or simply enjoy the DJ music that will be playing all evening.

Prizes – In addition to the tempting auction items, you’ll have numerous opportunities throughout the evening to purchase raffle tickets. The prizes range from a variety of gift certificates to a barrelful of hand-selected bottles of wine.

It’s All For the Kids

The Worthington Educational Foundation, which was founded in 1988, exists to identify, fund and support projects that enrich learning experiences for the students of Worthington schools. To date, the foundation has awarded more than 400 grants totaling over $310,000 to Worthington teachers and staff to fund innovative educational projects.

All of the proceeds from this year’s Evening in Support of Excellence will directly benefit Worthington students by helping to fund more grants. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of this important foundation, including their most significant grant to date, the “Big Idea” grant.

Tickets for the Evening in Support of Excellence are available online for $30 prior to the event or may be purchased at the door for $40. For more information, visit www.worthingtoneducationalfoundation.com.

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. 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 Heights at Worthington Place: Big-City Living, Small-Town Feel
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Heights at Worthington Place photoIf you’ve driven down Wilson Bridge Road lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen the progress unfolding at The Heights at Worthington Place, the City’s newest high-end residential community. Opening next month and filling up fast, The Heights at Worthington Place offers low-maintenance luxury living with easy access to the area’s best dining, shopping and recreational activities. Located just steps from the The Shops at Worthington Place, residents will enjoy the conveniences of walk-able city living and the friendly, community-minded way of life that Worthington is known for. The Heights at Worthington Place will open its 200 luxury units in two phases. The first phase, which boasts 59 one- and two-bedroom apartments, will open on September 30, 2014. Phase two will open in the spring of 2015 with 141 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The units feature upgraded modern conveniences and high-end finishes, including wood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets.

Residents of The Heights at Worthington Place will also enjoy an array of shared amenities, including a rooftop pool, a courtyard with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen, a fitness center and the Game On! Tavern room. Phase two will include 23,000 square feet of commercial space.

In addition to the community's many amenities, residents can also explore all that Worthington has to offer. From quaint restaurants and shops to the popular Worthington Farmers Market, ongoing community events and festivals, and access to the Olentangy River Trail, there's plenty to do in Worthington.

“We’re really looking forward to next month’s grand opening,” said Shannon Krouse, community manager at The Heights At Worthington Place. “We’ve been thrilled with the warm welcome we’ve received from the Worthington community and look forward to introducing our residents to this fabulous city."

The Heights at Worthington Place is located at 160 W. Wilson Bridge Road. For more information or to inquire about leasing opportunities, visit www.liveworthingtonplace.com or call 614.328.8573.

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