Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SPCA Whittier Street Flower Boxes

Thanks go out to James Waterfield (Co-Chair, SPCA Whittier Street Flower Boxes), Brenda Gischel & Jim Cole, Vince Notaroberto, Vicki Hatfield, Mike Green and Dwight Garner for Decorating the "SPCA Whittier Street Flower Boxes" - if you have some time this week, be sure to check them out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Schumacher Place Holiday Brunch

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Schumacher Place Civic Association Meeting - November 18, 2014

Please join us for the monthly Schumacher Place Civic Association Membership Meeting this Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Plank's Cafe, 743 Parsons Avenue.
We will be electing new officers for the association and will also be discussing a zoning variance request for 496 East Beck Street:

All are welcome - please come give your views on how to sustain our great neighborhood!
We have had a lot of positive activity this past month including the preparation and placement of new planters on Whittier Street and the development of a new member packet ready for distribution.
We have one more member social event also next week as well as the Holiday Brunch, December 6. Please join us as you are able.

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Side Area Commission Monthly Meeting - September 23, 2014

The Columbus South Side Area Commission will be in regular session on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7 PM at Barack Rec Center, 580 East Woodrow Avenue. The redevelopment of the Barrett Middle School property will be discussed.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Parsons Avenue Merchants Association Monument Moving

The current Parsons Avenue Merchants Association monument is located on the east side of Parsons on the north side of the Children's Hospital Parking garage just south of Livingston Avenue.

Due to Children's plans to erect a new structure in the area, the monument will be removed and stored pending relocation to the west side of Parsons Avenue on property where the new Village Pointe building is located.

The Neighborhood Design Center has been tasked with creating a new design for the monument that re-uses some of the existing materials and is appropriate to the new site. A model of the site has been created and students will be creating samples to show what might be built. The Parsons Avenue Merchants Association will oversee the design selection with input.

It is anticipated that the new monument will be available in Spring 2015.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Recap

A very successful wine tasting event was held to benefit the Schumacher Place Civic Association (SPCA) on August 2.
Lynn Stowe was the perfect hostess - the weather was a perfect evening for a wine tasting allowing folks to socialize with neighbors and friends as well as raise funds for SPCA.
There were plenty of food items donated by neighbors and friend.
Bill Chappel presented the program of wines which were provided courtesy of William Robbins/ Gledhill Robbins & Talis Group of HER Realtors.
This was a sold out event raising $670 for the association.
Many thanks to Lisa, Bill, Lynn and Bill and to all who attended and made the event so successful!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hello friends of Schumacher Place!

We, the SPCA Board, would like to invite you to join the Schumacher Place Civic Association if you have not done so already. We would love to have you as a member! 2014 is going to be an exciting year for us and we want your help. We need all the volunteers and participants we can get in order to pull off our biggest year yet. Our focus for the first half of this year has been on Governance, Membership, and Communication. Our monthly membership meetings and monthly socials continue. This year’s Schumacher Place Block Party will be June 21, 4-9pm, on Columbus Street between Beech and Bruck Streets and we hope to see you there. We would also value your input on things that you would like to see happen in the neighborhood. Our next membership meeting is Tuesday, June 17th. Please join us to hear more about the association and to volunteer in whatever way you are able.

You will find a membership form at the Schumacher Place Civic Association web site, via the Membership Form tab at The Join the SPCA tab provides the ability to pay via PayPal.

 If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at We are striving to make our communication with our members a number one priority. We hope that you will take a minute to apply for membership in an effort to make this neighborhood even better. Let’s all work together to make 2014 a memorable year for our neighborhood.


 SPCA Board- Kathy, Tracy, Tony, Joe, Mike, Martin

Monday, April 14, 2014

SPCA Monthly Social - April 17, 2014

SPCA Monthly Social - April 17th; 6:30pm
Host/Hostess: Brenda Gischell & Jim Cole - 801 Bruck Street

SPCA MonthlySocials are held the third Thursday of the month beginning at 6:30pm - HOST/HOSTESS provide plates, utensils, glasses, cups, napkins and some beverages. Neighbors are encouraged to bring a side dish and beverage to share. Please feel free to invite others in the Schumacher Place Neighborhood not receiving this e-mail.

SPCA Meeting Tuesday, april 15th, 2014 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM

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Every day we get just a little bit older. And that is a good thing. The challenge many of us face is how to remain in our homes in Schumacher Place that we have known and loved for years. Please join our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 6:30-8:00pm at Plank's Cafe, 743 Parsons Avenue, to hear from Village Connections. "Village Connections is an urban, community based non-profit organization that empowers members to lead an active and engaged lifestyle in their own homes as they age." Village Connections serves the neighborhoods of German Village, Schumacher Place, Merion Village, The Brewery District and Downtown Columbus.


 In addition we will cover topical neighborhood and association related news. All are welcome.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Plant Pride on Parsons Shoe Collection

Plant Pride on Parsons is conducting a shoe collection drive on April 1-25 to raise funds for Parsons Avenue Plants while benefiting developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. 

Individuals can help by donating gently worn & used shoes. Please place your shoes and boots in a bag and drop them off on the porch of Kathy Green at 458 E Whittier or Dwight Garner at 895 Beech Street or at a drop box at Schiller Park Recreation Center.

In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn, used shoes, your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference.

All donated shoes will be redistributed to partners through Funds2Orgs and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start, maintain, and grow a unique business opportunity to feed, clothe, and house their families.

The additional advantages of diverting shoes from the waste stream to create commerce and sustainability in peoples’ lives make this a win-win for everyone. The only way we can do that is if community members step up and help. I am calling on everyone to clean out their unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them to us

 Dwight E. Garner Cell: (614) 448-8147