We frequently see groups of Canadian Geese milling around neighborhood ponds or golf courses. Sometimes they stop traffic as they decide to cross a street, seemingly unaware of the potential to become roadkill. Yesterday I saw a group – gaggle? – of 25 geese at an unlikely place. They were leaving the Chase Bank parking lot, walking toward the construction on Powell Rd. There’s no water nearby as it is all parking lots and stores. Being geese, I wondered if they left “deposits” at the bank. 🙂
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Columbus’ Business First had a link to a report on Safe Places to Live in Ohio. Although none of Central Ohio’s communities made the Top 20, three were between 20-25. Powell was ranked 21, Marysville ranked 23 and Dublin ranked 25. Upper Arlington ranked 31.
“In terms of feeling secure, Ohio’s crime rate is significantly lower than the national average. Between 2013 and 2014, both violent and property crime rates declined with some of the steepest drops occurring in the robbery and burglary categories.”
The article said that Ohio’s Crime Rate is significantly lower than the National Average. Although not mentioned in the article, I wonder if Ohio’s open-carry law and the popularity of concealed carry licenses is due somewhat to lower crime rates.
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MSN/Money announced their “50 Best Suburbs“. Most of the suburbs were in the Midwest … not surprising to those of us who call the heartland home.
As I was scrolling through the list, I noticed many were Ohio suburbs! In fact, 13 of the 50 were in Ohio. MSN/Money’s criteria evaluated:
- Population 5000 to 100,000
- Average commute time
- Median household income
- School, poverty & crime rates
- Availability of affordable housing
The 13 Ohio suburbs were:
COLUMBUS AREA – 3 are in MSN’s Top 10!
In August, the Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign came to Powell for an early morning rally. Having never been to a political rally, I decided this would be a good time to check-off a bucket list item and perhaps see the next President.
We were to start arriving at 6:30 am. The event was to start at 8:30 am. I parked at the Kroger store where there were buses to take us to the Village Green. Then we got into four long lines to go thru security and metal detectors. Reports said that 5,000 or so went through these detectors.
We then were herded into a “bowl” that has been made at the Green for events such as this. I managed to get about 15-20 ft from the stage, but unfortunately I was behind some 6-ft tall guys. As you’ll see in the video, I had to hold my camera high and thus, couldn’t see what I was shooting. I apologize if you get tired of viewing the back of people’s heads. Hopefully, I’ll grow a little taller before attending another such event. 🙂
There was a lot of crowd enthusiasm but that would be expected given Powell’s demographics – lots of entrepreneurs and mid-upper management executives. Powell also has a lot of small businesses, especially in the old downtown area.
I had a lot of fun – even if I was squished by the crowd although the 4 hours of standing was a bit much.
The Powell Chamber of Commerce sponsored another Taste of Powell where over 20 restaurants featured their favorite dishes for us to test-taste while listening to a band. The annual event is held at the Columbus Zoo at the Water’s Edge pavillion. The weather this year was perfect – a warm pleasant evening.
It’s that time again for the yummy Taste of Powell. If you have never attended this event, make sure you do so this year. For only $25 you can sample the finest fare from over 20 restaurants. Actually you can do more than sample if you visit the booths multiple times, but none of us want to admit that we do that, do we.
- When: Thursday May 3, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- Where: Columbus Zoo, Water’s Edge Events Park
- Cost: $25 per ticket, plus cash bar
- Music: Derek Dicenzo Trio
The event is put on by the Powell Chamber of Commerce and you can purchase tickets online at their web site. Order tickets. You can also buy tickets at these local restaurants:
- Culver’s, 4137 W Powell Rd (west of Sawmill Pkwy)
- Local Roots, 15 E Olentangy St (at downtown 4 Corners area)
- Vittoria, 10241 Sawmill Pkwy (south of Powell Rd)
If you see me there, stuffing my face, be sure to say ‘hi’.