Pickerington Magazine April/May 2013

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<ul><li><p>1www.pickeringtonmagazine.com</p><p>I love to cook. If my mom were alive today to hear me say that she would laugh and laugh. Of all the household chores the six of us kids had to perform every day, cooking was my least favorite. </p><p>I was the pickiest of eaters as a kid and was often sick of the same dinners over and over again...always with some variation of tomatoes, beans, or potatoes involved since we lived on a farm. Today, thats considered clean eating where you could pronounce everything you were consuming and it didnt come out of a box or bag and fast food wasnt readily available. Back then dinner was dinner. Take it or leave it. Boy! I heard that a lot. </p><p>Lately it seems the conversation has arisen many times about how people are so far removed from their agricultural roots these days. When we were kids in the 60s there were still lots of working farms around central Ohio. Even if our friends didnt live on a farm they had relatives (grandparents, or even great-grandparents) that made their living off the land so they knew what it meant to go out and pick tomatoes or husk corn or hoe weeds.</p><p>Now it seems we think our produce should be picked off a shelf at a grocery store or worse yet, come in a plastic container from a drive thru window. We all do it. I do it. But I feel better if I know where at least part of my meal came from. </p><p>I think we could all use a little garden to plate change in our diet these days. Fresh is best, frozen is good too, but homegrown is where its at. Wont you consider a garden this year? There are many new varieties of vegetables that do well in containers or in small areas. Even if its a pot of leaf lettuce grown on your patio or a hanging basket of strawberries...something you know where it comes from before it enters your body...something that goes from your garden to your plate.</p><p>Best,Bee Fisher KocherBee Fisher Kocher, and her husband, Brian, own and run Fishers Gardens on SR 256 in Olde Reynoldsburg. Check out some of Bee and Brians recipes on their website at www.fishersgardens.com.</p><p>1540 Truro Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH(614) 861-5700 fishersgardens.com</p><p>Garden to </p><p> Plate</p><p>you are the reason for everything we do.</p><p>at Mount Carmel, you are the most important patient we could possibly have. your health </p><p>and well-being are at the center of everything we do. you are the reason we assemble the </p><p>best medical teams. and why we invest in the best equipment. at every moment, in every </p><p>decision, we work closely with you and your family to deliver the care thats best for your </p><p>unique situation. so you can get better. so you can heal. so you can live, work, play, love.</p><p>mountcarmelhealth.com</p><p>59921c3 Mount Carmel Boy ad (anthem) - CoUPLe Pickerington 8.5 w X 11.125 h 4c rlf v1/finaL-3/6/13 &gt;&gt; fULL vaLUe</p></li><li><p>2 3www.pickeringtonmagazine.com www.pickeringtonmagazine.com</p><p>The Publisher welcomes contributions in the form of manuscripts, drawings, photographs or story ideas to consider for possible publication. Enclose a SASE with each submission or email gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. Publisher does not assume responsibility for loss or damage.</p><p>The appearance of advertising in Pickerington Magazine does not constitute an endorsement of the advertisers product or service by the City of Pickerington.</p><p>Pickerington Magazine is published in June, August, October, December, February and April. Subscriptions are free for households within the city limits of Pickerington, Ohio. For advertising information or bulk purchases, email Molly Pensyl at mpensyl@cityscenemediagroup.com.</p><p>No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publishers. Pickerington Magazine is a registered trademark of CityScene Media Group. Printed in the U.S.A.</p><p>CityScene Media Group also publishes:</p><p>CityScene Magazinewww.CitySceneColumbus.com</p><p>Dublin Life Magazinewww.DublinLifeMagazine.com</p><p>Westerville Magazinewww.WestervilleMagazine.com</p><p>Tri-Village Magazinewww.TriVillageMagazine.com</p><p>Healthy New Albany Magazinewww.HealthyNewAlbanyMagazine.com</p><p>pickeringtonMagazine</p><p>781 Northwest Blvd., Suite 202Columbus, Ohio 43212</p><p>614-572-1240 Fax 614-572-1241www.cityscenecolumbus.com</p><p>Chief Executive Officer</p><p>President/Publisher</p><p>Chief Creative Officer Controller</p><p>Creative Director</p><p>EditorContributing Editors </p><p>Contributing Writers </p><p> Advertising Director </p><p>Advertising Sales</p><p>Marketing/Promotions Manager </p><p>614-572-1240</p><p>Charles L. Stein </p><p>Kathleen K. Gill</p><p>Dave Prosser</p><p>Lynn Leitch</p><p>Christa Smothers </p><p>Garth Bishop</p><p>Lisa Aurand Duane St. Clair </p><p>Holly Butcher Allison Dalrymple </p><p>Amanda King Morgan Montgomery </p><p>Molly Pensyl</p><p>Gianna Barrett Julie Camp</p><p>Nick LannanPam Henricks</p><p>Tausha Sundermeier </p><p>Circulation:</p><p>www.pickeringtonmagazine.com</p><p>TM</p><p>Calendar</p><p>News and Information from the City of Pickerington</p><p>News and Information from Violet Township</p><p>faces Boss of the Baton North student pioneers drum major position in schools marching band </p><p>in focus Book Bonanza Consortiums new members mean many options for library-goers</p><p>on the table Better than BananasPickerington grads burger business is going gangbusters Picture the PastHistorical Societys new book chronicles Pickeringtons saga one photo at a time</p><p>Post Prom ProponentsDedicated volunteers draw students to safety-minded after-prom events</p><p>inside April/May 2013p.12 4</p><p>7 </p><p>9 </p><p>12</p><p>16</p><p>18</p><p>20</p><p>p.16</p><p>MAMInsurance</p><p>Providing Superior Insurance Services for More than 10 Years.107 West Columbus St. Pickerington, OH 43147 614-834-6624 www.mmains.net</p><p>AUTO HOME BUSINESS LIFE /HEALTH IRAS/ANNUITIES</p><p>$500 College Scholarship 2013 Seniors Apply for a College Scholarship!Visit www.mmains.net for More Information.Click on the library tab to download an application. Applications due by May 1, 2013.</p><p>209 north hamilton road columbus 614.755.242460 old west wilson bridge road worthington 614.436.6076www.conservatoryofpiano.com</p><p>piano lessons bring out the best in your child</p><p>building character foryour character</p><p>excellence in piano instruction is our only businesssm</p><p>spring sampler:april 8 - may 17</p><p>adult spring sampler:april 8 - may 31</p><p>Read more online at www.pickeringtonmagazine.com!</p><p>For Bookmarks visit www.pickeringtonmagazine.com</p></li><li><p>4 5www.pickeringtonmagazine.com www.pickeringtonmagazine.com</p><p>community calendar Mark your calendar for these community eventsAPRIL 2013</p><p>April 4Central Ohio Interurban Railroads7:30 p.m., Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St., www.pickeringtonhistoricalsociety.comRichard Barrett gives a presentation on early city-to-city railroad routes at the Historical Societys monthly meeting.</p><p>April 5-15Restaurant FundraisersUno Chicago Grill, 1720 Hill Rd. N., April 5-7; Kingys Pizza Pub, 7470 Hill Rd., Canal Winchester, April 9; La Fogata Grill, 1849 Winderly Ln., April 15; www.pickeringtonhistoricalsociety.comThese events book signings for Images of America: Pickerington by Christine A. Bryant, the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Societys new book raise money for the societys efforts. Coupons can be obtained via the website above, by calling 614-382-5989 or emailing pickhistsociety@hotmail.com.</p><p>April 6Open House10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St., www.pickeringtonhistoricalsociety.comThe first open house of the year features signings of Images of America: Pickerington and tours of new exhibits, including an early 20th Century furnished bedroom on the first floor. Museum open houses are held every Saturday.</p><p>April 16PPL Book Club7-8:30 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, www.pickeringtonlibrary.orgThe Pickerington Public Librarys book club meets to discuss Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.</p><p>April 18-21Pickerington High School North presents Disneys Beauty and the BeastPickerington High School North, 7800 </p><p>Refugee Rd., www.pickerington.k12.oh.us, 614-830-2750Norths theater department puts on the stage musical based on the smash hit.</p><p>April 20Arbor Day Celebration10:30-11:30 a.m., Sycamore Park Arboretum, 500 Hereford Dr., www.pickerington.netCelebrate Arbor Day and Pickeringtons designation as a Tree City USA with a tree planting ceremony, a flag presenta-tion, recognition of third-grade essay contest winners, refreshments and music by the Pickerington Community Chorus.</p><p>April 22Earth Day Open House9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pickerington Water Reclamation Plant, 525 Hill Rd. S., www.pickerington.netThe city celebrates Earth Day with tours of its water plant.</p><p>April 23Not Your Mothers Library </p><p>Book Club7-8 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, www.pickering-tonlibrary.orgThe book club discusses My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall.</p><p>April 23, May 28Franklin County Immunization Clinic9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way, www.pickeringtonlibrary.orgThe clinic is closed from 12:30 to 1 p.m.</p><p>April 27Drug and Electronics Collection9 a.m.-noon, Violet Township Service Center, 490 N. Center St., www.violet.oh.usViolet Township, the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District, the Fairfield County Sheriffs office and Lancaster-Fairfield County Recycling &amp; Litter Prevention hosts a drug and electronics collection and document shredding opportunity.</p><p>May 2Secrets of the Cemetery7:30 p.m., Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum, 15 E. Columbus St., www.pickeringtonhistoricalsociety.comPickerington resident and cemetery authority Nancy Ott-man speaks at the Historical Societys monthly meeting.</p><p>May 3Olde Pickerington Village Chocolate Hop6-8:30 p.m., Columbus and Center streets, Olde Pickerington Village, www.pickeringtonvillage.comA donation gets the donor a map and chocolate treats at participating Olde Pickerington Village Business As-sociation shops. Proceeds benefit the Pickerington high schools after-prom events and Olde Pickerington Village community events.</p><p>May 4Pickerington Community Chorus Spring Concert7 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Rd. N., www.pickeringtoncommunitychorus.comThe vocal groups spring concerts theme is Best of Broadway and the show features Broadway favorites.</p><p>May 12-14Pickerington High School Central presents </p><p>Hide and SeekPickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way, www.pickerington.k12.oh.us, 614-548-1800Centrals Independent Theatre class presents a dinner theater thriller by Lezley Havard.</p><p>May 16Discover the Dream6 p.m., Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell, www.stjude.org/discoverthedreamThe zoo is the site of the eighth annual St. Jude Discover the Dream gala, hosted by Jack Hanna. Highlights include cocktails, silent and live auctions, and dinner catered by Preston Catering and Catering by Cox. Tickets are $150 per person and $1,500 for a table of 10.</p><p>May 18Juliannas Wish Car Show1-5 p.m., location TBA, www.juliannaswish.orgThe seventh annual Juliannas Wish event features food, live entertainment and a car show to raise awareness for Prader-Willi Syndrome.</p><p>May 20-23Pickerington City Schools ConcertsPickerington High School North, 7800 Refugee Rd.; Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity </p><p>Way; www.pickerington.k12.oh.usConcerts this week include Central orchestra at 7 p.m. Monday; the North band at 7 p.m. Tuesday; the Ridgeview Junior High School choir (at Central) at 7 p.m. Tuesday; the North, Lakeview Junior High School, Heritage Middle School and Toll Gate Middle School orchestras (at North) at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the Central choir at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; the North choir at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and the Central bands Memorial Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.</p><p>May 25Pickerington Community Pool OpensNoon, Pickerington Community Pool, 11330 Stone-creek Dr., www.pickerington.netThe pool opens for the season. Early bird discounts on season passes are available through April 30.</p><p>May 28-30Pickerington City Schools ConcertsPickerington High School North, 7800 Refugee Rd.; Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way; www.pickerington.k12.oh.usConcerts this week include the Ridgeview band (at Central) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; the Lakeview choir (at North) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; the Central band at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; and the Heritage, Toll Gate and Lakeview bands at 7 p.m. Thursday.</p><p>MAY 2013</p><p>864 Refugee Rd. Pickerington, OH 43147</p><p>614-755-6520 www.titleboxingclub.com/pickerington</p><p>Burn Up To 1000 Calories Per Hour! </p><p> Personal Training Boxing Workout Kickboxing Workout</p><p>Results Guaranteed!</p><p>Follow us on Twitter@pickeringtonTBC</p><p>Title Boxing Club Pickerington</p><p>1/2 OFF ENROLLMENT &amp; FREE STARTER KIT!Any new membership (reg. $99). 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As a city, we try our best to cut down as few trees as possible and to replant where we can.</p><p>To be designated a Tree City USA, a community must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita and an Ar-bor Day observance and proclamation.</p><p>This year, the Pickerington Parks and Recre-ation Department is sponsoring the free event, which is open to the public, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Arboretum.</p><p>To celebrate the importance of trees in the city, Mayor Lee Gray will be on hand to welcome guests before the flag presentation and the official tree planting ceremony.</p><p>A representative from ODNR will present the city with its award and Pickerington will recognize third-grade essay contest winners.</p><p>The Pickerington Community Chorus will prov...</p></li></ul>