Category Archives: Community Support

Meet New Council Member Emmanuel Remy

Meet Council member Emmanuel V. Remy and Team!

In an effort to engage with the community, newly appointed Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy is holding community events in March and April across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents.

“My team and I are beyond excited to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the Columbus community. We welcome area residents to share their concerns and thoughts as we work together to create a greater Columbus,” said Remy.

The Meet Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy & Team! events give citizens the opportunity to talk to Councilmember Remy and his staff, share what is important to them and propose ways Council can work with the community. 

Meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, March 20
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Northern Lights Branch

4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH 43224

Wednesday, March 21
Eldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA

130 Woodland Ave., Columbus OH 43203

Saturday, March 24
Tim Hortons

3623 S. High St., Columbus OH 43207

Wednesday, March 28
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Livingston Branch

3434 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus OH 43227

Thursday, April 5
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Ave., Columbus OH 43204

Tuesday, April 10
Panera Bread

684 S. High St., Columbus OH 43206

Thursday, April 12
Wesley Glen Retirement Community

5155 N. High St., Columbus OH 43214

Saturday, April 14
Westland Area Library

4740 W. Broad St., Columbus OH 43228

For additional information contact:
Lucy Frank

Taking reservations for Garden Plots @ the Good Seeds Garden

The Good Seeds Gardens @ Good Shepherd 2018

Are you sick of winter? Want to think about spring?  The Good Seeds garden at Good Shepherd  is accepting applications for garden plots. Plots are $10 each. Applications need to be re-submitted each year. Stop by the church office Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to complete your application and reserve your plot. If you would like an application emailed to you, contact Susie Lehnerd  ( Pat Wood,(


Alpine Inviting Neighbors to a Meeting with Youth Football league

This will be the 3rd and possibly last meeting with the school, resident’s & youth football league.  If you remember many neighbors in/around Alpine had expressed concerns about the noise, litter, parking, practice schedule, etc. regarding the football/cheer league that used Alpine’s fields this past fall.

 Sharon Woods  trustees had received numerous phone calls. These concerns were brought to the attention of Principal Peeples at Alpine.   She is very open to hearing the concerns and wants to keep a positive relationship with the neighborhood


Looking for Support for National Night Out 2018

We are in the process of putting together Sharon Woods’ National Night Out 2018, to be held Tuesday, August 7th.   Once more plans are confirmed we will keep you posted.

  1.  We are looking for a company or companies to help financially to purchase blue light bulbs to be distributed to our residents at the 2018 NNO.
  2.  We are also looking for financial support to purchase or make bandanas for dogs to give to owners and ask them to be a part of a dog walker watch. We hope to start this in April or May.

According to the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA, there are over seventy five million dog owners across the nation. That’s dozens, if not hundreds, of neighbors walking their dogs throughout the community at all times of the day, all days of the week, in all weather conditions.   Dog Walker Watch encourages these neighbors to assist local law enforcement with the concept of “see something, say something”. They are extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. The program enhances the partnership between police and the community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.

If anyone has or knows of a company that could help, please get in touch with Pat Wood, 614-406-4829 or

Thank you.

Westerville Officers Shot & Killed 2/10/18

This is so tragic and I. for one, am sick from all of the shootings throughout the US.  This has to stop.

Prayers for all officers,  their families  & friends.

Please join me in showing appreciation to others and especially those who are protecting all of us:  Fire, police, doctors, nurses and so many others.


Volunteers Need for Tax Assistance

Volunteers Needed!
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) needs your help.
VITA is a completely volunteer operation started over 30 years ago by the IRS to prepare federal and state income tax returns for low and moderate income individuals and families.  Your assistance to help would be greatly appreciated!  No knowledge of tax law is assumed!  Training will be provided and there is no liability on your part for tax returns you prepare.
The VITA site is at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Sharon Woods Blvd where it has been for a number of years.  If you are interested, please contact Ken Crawford at 614-891-0974 for additional information.  Thank you.
Last year we were able to assist over 500 individuals and families.  Without your assistance we will be unable to match this effort!

Alpine Elementary in need of Volunteer Crossing Guards

Alpine Elementary would like to have a volunteer or two to help with the afternoon crossing guard duties during the school year.

The school has both reflective gear and signs available for the volunteers.
The afternoon post begins at 3:20pm-3:50 or when there are no more students. (if you are picking up student’s this is something you could do while waiting on your kids.)
This is a great way to help in your community.
For additional information and interest please contact Greg at one ofthe following.
Greg Gammon
Vice President
Alpine Elementary PTO
(614) 266-8379