Healthy New Albany May/June 2022

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May/June 2022


Care For All

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may/june 2022 Vol. 11, No. 5


First Glance

Letter from the Executive Editor


In & Out What’s happening in and out of New Albany


My Story Lynn Aspey

10 Personalities


Chelsea Mooreland

30 Summer in Vienna Inaugural festival at Rose Run Park

34 Student Spotlight Cian Bagenstose

36 Food The Taste of Friendship


38 On The Horizon Lab-grown meat

40 Impact Column

18 On The Path

Walk With Me

Help Me Help You

42 HNA Column

22 Initiatives Environmental Update

26 10 Weeks of Summer Fun Stay busy in Columbus this summer

Bill Resch, Earth Defender

44 On The Shelf Library recommendations

46 Top Homes Sold in New Albany 47 Luxury Living Real Estate Guide 48 Scene in New Albany

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For the Health of it, Volunteer


eing a volunteer can be life-changing. I’m reminded of this phenomenon after reading two of the articles in this issue. Both Maisie Fitzmaurice and Claire Miller are spot on by emphasizing how volunteering can can impact not only those who are the recipients of one’s time and energy but also those who are providing services. I have been fortunate to live a life filled with gratification that has resulted from my professional endeavors. My years spent as The Ohio State University, in which I had the opportunity to prepare thousands of students from the undergraduate through Ph.D. levels to follow their career paths, has been a journey I could never have imagined as a kid growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Upon an early retirement from The Ohio State University, my colleague and I began a health textbook publishing company in which we wrote and produced K-12 and college level health textbooks that continue to be among the most, if not the most, widely used textbooks in the country today. While to observers, the aforementioned professional highlights might be considered as having reached the pinnacle of professional accomplishment, they are by no means comparable to the impact on my life as that of a volunteer for Healthy New Albany. Whether it was my time spent as executive director of Healthy New Albany, race director of the Walking Classic or a host of other related volunteer activities, the impact to my health mirrors that which one may peruse when reading any number of studies about volunteerism and health. I’ve experienced connections to and relationships with others that have resulted in a mental and social health boost. My stress level has been significantly reduced, perhaps due the increased production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in how we feel pleasure. My blood pressure has been reduced compared to what it was before leading a life focused on volunteerism. My time spent providing services to others has given me an increased sense of purpose. All of the benefits I have experienced are benefits that are well-documented in the literature. As published in the journal Health Psychology, those who volunteer with regularity and who do so for altruistic reasons live longer. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, believed that the essence of life is to serve others and do good. Based upon well-documented research, volunteering can also be the essence of good health. Partake in the many Healthy New Albany volunteer opportunities offered and experience how they can impact your health. Healthfully,

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in & out

What's happening in and out of New Albany

Sunday, May 1

Yoga + Art in BLOOM 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave., Bexley

Sunday, May 1

America’s Next Motivator! 5K 11 a.m., Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 500 W. Whittier St., Columbus

Saturday, May 7

New Albany Symphony Kentucky Derby Gala 5:30 p.m., Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club, 5189 Clark State Rd., Gahanna

Saturdays, May 7-June 25 Art of Yoga

10-11 a.m., Wild Goose Creative, 188 McDowell St., Columbus

May 16-19

The Ohio Health Care Association Annual Convention & Expo Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus

An Evening in Paris

6-8 p.m., 250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

May Sunday Funday Participatory Brunch Party 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Kitchen, 231 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus

2FGR Presents the DSACO Run for Down Syndrome 7 p.m., 6631 Commerce Pkwy., Dublin

Friday, May 20-Sunday, May 22

Tuesday, May 17

Sunday, May 8

Thursday, May 19

Thursday, May 19

St. Jude Discover the Dream 6-9 p.m., Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell

New Albany Ballet Company Spring Recitals

Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin Granville Rd.

Saturday, May 21 Rose Run 5K

8 a.m., Rose Run Park

Monday, May 16

Pro Chef Series: Beef Carcass Breakdown with Certified Angus Beef 6-7 p.m., The Mix, 250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

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Saturday, June 4

Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1M Race 8:30 a.m., Wolfe Park, 105 Park Dr., Columbus

Thursdays Beginning June 23

Sunday, June 5

4-7 p.m., 200 Market St.

8 a.m., North Bank Park, 311 W. Long St., Columbus

Healthy New Albany Farmers Market

Saturday, June 11

9 a.m., Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City

8 a.m.-noon, Field, 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus

Wednesday, May 25

Saturday, June 11

Columbus Healthcare Virtual Career Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m., virtual

Thursday, May 26

OhioHealth FORE! Miler 7 p.m., Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., Dublin

Monday, May 30-Sunday, June 5

The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday All day, Muirfield Village Golf Club, 5750 Memorial Dr., Dublin

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Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center 30th Anniversary 5K 9 a.m., Shepherd’s Corner, 987 N. Waggoner Rd., Blacklick

Saturday, June 18

New Albany Symphony presents Summer in Vienna 8 p.m., Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater, 170 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.

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my story

By Claire Miller

Editor’s Note: “My Story” is a first-person column OR a Q&A feature of a New Albany community member that centers on health. Have a story to share? Email Submissions should be no more than 1,200 words.

Attitude is Everything Aspey puts her best foot forward in face of cancer



Lynn Aspey and her husband, Wayne, celebrate Thanksgiving in 2021.

knowledge, and if not, I’ll write back, “share more,” so I understand. Knowledge is power for me. It makes me in control of what I can control. You can’t control a lot with cancer because it has a mind of its own. I do a lot to take care myself, but you don’t know what it’s doing. Right now, I’m in remission, but I know it’s coming back. I was going to tell the doctor, “I’m out of the study” (due to severe bone and joint pain) when my doctor came in and said, “You have no cancer in your blood.” And I said, “I will stay in the study.” When I say it has a mind of its own, it does. So you have to control what you can. HNA: For you, what are the things you feel you can control? LA: I work out here at the Heit Center almost every day. I run in water with hand weights with my former boss. I eat fairly healthy. Physically, I think exercise is your best medicine. When I wake up, I’m usually in a good mood. You wake up and you have a choice of how your day is going to go, and I choose to have a good day. HNA: Have you always had that attitude or has dealing with the everyday reality of cancer forced you to look at things differently? LA: Cancer makes you redefine your life. It makes you kind of think about time. Time is very important to me. Because, first of all, no one knows the time they have. I redefined in my life what is very important to me, what are my priorities, and I decided that I was going to make the most of this journey. Do I have fear that creeps in a lot? I do. I’m terrified of pain. Only because I live with chronic pain. I think once you live with chronic pain you have a responsibility to help doctors understand it. I’m 74, and when I was

Photos courtesy of Lynn Aspey

riting is therapeutic for Lynn Aspey. The retiree, who previously was the director of business relations at Jewish Family Services, first shared her story with Healthy New Albany magazine through a piece she wrote about turning 74 this year. “2016 was quite the year – I retired and the same day I was diagnosed with small lymphocytic lymphoma. Can you imagine? Of course, my mind took me to the deep, and I assumed I was going to die. Not the case. I met with my amazing oncologist, Dr. Jennifer Woyach at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, who said, ‘You will die with it but not because of it.’ My brain was not sure that I could comprehend that. She was right, I am still here to celebrate my 74th birthday with family and friends.” Two years after her original diagnosis, Aspey found out her cancer had progressed to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). She has been a patient at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center for six years and, thanks to an experimental treatment protocol, has been in remission for the better part of a year. Lynn and her husband, Wayne, have lived in New Albany for eight years. Her interview with HNA Magazine has been edited for length and clarity. Healthy New Albany: What symptoms caused you to go to the doctor in the first place? Lynn Aspey: I came home one day from work and I had a breast lump. And, of course, my gynecologist was out of town, my doctor was out of town so they sent me to a midwife who said, “I think it’s just a cyst.” So I went back and they did five mammograms and they did five ultrasounds and I knew when they were doing the ultrasounds because they kept pointing; I knew something was wrong. I was just getting ready to retire. The agency threw me this huge party. They had food fit for a queen, they did a video of all those people working with me and what they said and they named a conference room after me. I went home that day and I got my cancer diagnosis. HNA: Could you tell us more about your reaction to the diagnosis? LA: I really thought, “This is it. I’m dying.” (My chromosome test results) were that bad. And being told you have cancer is shocking to begin with and then I was told I had terrible chromosomes and I was like, “This is it. I’m done. I’m out of here.” My doctor came in and said, “I think you need counseling,” and I’m like, “You don’t say?” So that was my beginning. So when I say I was a pill, I was a pill. They know me well enough now, that I require a lot of knowledge, and when I get my chart they will send a lot of

Lynn Aspey (right) celebrates New Year’s Eve with daughter Chantelle Aspey Siegel, granddaughter Charley Siegel and husband Wayne.

young, they thought it was psychological. It’s not. I educate my doctors and they work with me and it feels interesting. When I think about fear, I will never let it get a hold of me that I can’t function. I made the decision that I have a phenomenal family and I’m going to stay as long as I can and whatever that means, I’m going to be the best that I can be, even with everything I deal with. HNA: What do you want other people to know about your experience and living with cancer? LA: My goal in writing was to give other people hope. Cancer now is more of a chronic disease. I feel the advances with cancer have been phenomenal. Those of us that live in Columbus, Ohio, and are patients at The James or OhioHealth, we have a phenomenal, phenomenal medical system right at our finger tips. Being a patient there has given me the tools I need to have hope. And I want to pass that on to others. Is it easy? No. It is not easy. Cancer’s like a roller coaster. You never know when you’re going to get hit with something. I’ve learned to go with it and not fight it. It makes it easier and I do try to look at each day as a gift. That’s the best that I have to give everybody. Claire Miller is an editor at CityScene Media Group. Feedback is welcome at



By Chloe McGowan

What Care Looks Like

Doctor works to make health care more culturally competent, affordable


Photo by Olivia Kristin Photography


hen Dr. Chelsea Mooreland attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2016, she was one of 10 Black students in a class of 280 – a stark contrast from her time at Florida A&M University, a historically Black college. She says her experience at OSU, however isolating, was a unique challenge that helped drive her forward. Now, as founder and CEO of Life Cycle Direct Primary Care, Mooreland looks to provide more culturally inclusive care while continuing to open opportunities for others in the medical field coming from underrepresented groups. “Finding mentors and people that you feel comfortable being vulnerable with to ask for help was extremely difficult going through medical school, and even in residency,” Mooreland says. “It just helps drive me forward to make sure that I am available to other young women coming behind me who are interested in medicine.” Originally from a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, Mooreland, who is also a first-generation college graduate, says that growing up she had an interest in science and wanted to be an AP biology teacher. However, an introduction to medicine class in her undergraduate coursework changed that trajectory. After completing her residency at OhioHealth Grant Family Medicine, Mooreland worked in community health and says she was disheartened to see the way care was provided to underserved patients. “Most of my patients looked like me,” she says. “I found it very difficult to kind of make peace with that moral conflict on a regular basis.”

Mooreland is the CEO and founder of Life Cycle Direct Primary Care in New Albany.

Dr. Mooreland’s Top Three Favorite ways to stay active 1. Zumba or dance fitness 2. Kickboxing

Mooreland on her graduation day from The Ohio State University with childhood friend and classmate Dr. Aurielle (McCauley) Fanning.

Olivia Kristin Photography

She saw 25-35 patients each day, many of whom didn’t speak English as their first language. Mooreland says she didn’t have the time necessary to provide everyone with the level of care they deserved. After six months of this, Mooreland decided she needed to do something different; to think outside of the box and do something that utilized her unique skills as a Black woman in medicine. That’s what brought her to direct primary care. Full-spectrum direct primary care physicians provide comprehensive and preventive care to patients and re-

ceive monthly or quarterly payments directly instead of through an insurance company, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Mooreland says this saves patients money while providing better access to care and better outcomes. “Family medicine is a pretty broad area of training,” Mooreland says. “But it allows us to be kind of an entry point for families and for patients into the health care system and make sure that they are getting referred to a specialist when they absolutely need to, to provide care that is cost effective and time effective.” With her answer in hand, Mooreland set out to open her own direct primary care practice. She took business classes and used the free resources she found through the U.S. Small Business Administration to turn her idea into a reality. “It was definitely a learning experience,” she says. “But one that I tremendously enjoyed.” When it came time to decide when and where to open her practice, Moore-

Life Cycle Direct Primary Care is located on Main Street in New Albany.

Courtesy of Chelsea Mooreland

Courtesy of Chelsea Mooreland

3. High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT exercise

Mooreland performing OB ultrasound during residency at Grant Family Practice.

land says it took some time. She’d moved to New Albany after she first met her husband, Michael, and got engaged, but had concerns about the level of diversity in the community. However, as her eldest son, Jalin Jackson, went through the New Albany school system, Mooreland says she saw the community grow, and watching the city develop alongside her family encouraged her to reconsider. “It was continuing to diversify and all of the relationships that formed here in New Albany were really strong and genuine and people were extremely welcoming,” she says. “That’s kind of what sold me.” Mooreland says she appreciates the welcoming atmosphere the community has cultivated in addition to the accessibility and intentionality of the community – everything from the farmers market and variety of restaurants to walking/biking trails and the public school system. Ultimately, Mooreland wanted to serve the same community that served her family while treating patients who are too often underrepresented in the health care landscape, she says. 11

Olivia Kristin Photography

“I really wanted to make sure that even our minority community felt at home and felt like they too had everything that they needed right here in New Albany,” she says. At Life Cycle DPC, Mooreland says, she wanted to ensure care at her center was not cost prohibitive to any patient. So, cost to patients is no more than 2 percent of annual household income for a family of three. “We’re very intentional to make sure that we’re providing health care that’s accessible for most,” Mooreland says. “But we know that some families will still fall above that 2 percent threshold and so I wanted to make sure that we had an avenue to subsidize care for families who truly can’t afford it.” One of the ways Life Cycle DPC does this is through fundraisers. Mooreland says she hopes to launch a golf

Back row from left to right: Chelsea Mooreland, Jeremiah, Jalin Jackson, Michael Jr., Michael Sr. Front row: Ezekiel.

livia Kristin Photography

tournament this year in continuation of that mission. Additional community initiatives Mooreland hopes to launch in the next year include monthly sessions to expose members to different forms of exercise, an in-school health clinic and monthly prenatal care group meetings. “As long as I’m doing it for the right reason and as long as I’m following the mission and vision that God gave me, I can’t grow weak and weary in what I’m doing,” Mooreland says, “because I know the mission is going to work out well, not only for myself and my family, but most importantly for the community that I hope we’re uplifting.”

Mooreland opened her own practice, Life Cycle Direct Primary Care, in September 2021.

Chloe McGowan is an editorial assistant at CityScene Media Group. Feedback welcome at feedback@

Dr. Mooreland’s Top Five Health Tips: 1. Drink plenty of water every day. Drinking water every day helps to improve skin, bladder and kidney function in addition to decreasing food cravings. While individual needs vary, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends around 15.5 cups a day for men and 11.5 cups a day for women. 2. Set aside 30 minutes a day for moderate exercise. This can include walking and dancing – activity helps to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar and weight. 12

3. Schedule an annual physical. Don’t bring acute concerns to the visit, she says. These are preventive screenings focused on how to get you healthy. 4. Establish a primary care doctor. Many people only see a doctor when there’s a problem but don’t go for regular check-ups. Mooreland compares not having a primary care doctor to not having a quarterback on your team. 5. Know your health history. Talk with elders in the family to learn about any existing conditions concerning the heart, lungs, bones, blood and fertility.

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By Maisie Fitzmaurice

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Help Me Help You

Volunteering offers physical and mental health benefits


f you’re interested in giving back and becoming more immersed in your community, few activities are better than volunteering. It’s not just about altruism, though. Research has shown that volunteering isn’t only beneficial to the community, but to the volunteer as well. The Blue Zones Project, founded by previous New Albany Lecture Series

A volunteer hands medals to Rose Run 5K finishers.

speaker Dan Buettner that researches the lifestyles of cultures with longerthan-average lifespans, has observed the benefits of volunteering. “Research has documented the positive feelings that surface during a ‘helper’s high,’” writes editor in chief Naomi Imatome-Yun and journalist Elisabeth Almekinder in the article “Why Volunteering is One of the Most Powerful Things You Can Do for Your Health.” “Participating as a volunteer with others in a group cause boosts self-confidence and decreases the risk of depression, especially in the elderly population.”

Buettner and Blue Zones affiliates are not the only ones who believe in the benefits of volunteering, though. Just ask your neighbors here in New Albany how they feel about volunteering. Healthy New Albany, Inc. offers many volunteer opportunities and serves thousands of residents each year. Whether volunteering at the Healthy New Albany Farmers Market, food pantry or one of the many Healthy New Albany events, there’s an opportunity for all interests and skills. Volunteer coordinator Bonnie Cram says volunteering can help boost the volunteer’s morale and self-esteem. 19

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“It gives them a purpose, it gives them a sense of giving back,” she says. “It makes them feel better about themselves. When you help someone, you feel really good about yourself that you’ve done something. You’ve done something positive to help another person and your community.” Angela Douglas, executive director at Healthy New Albany, says volunteering can give individuals new perspectives and inspiration in their own lives. “Someone that might be facing depression or isolation or loneliness, if they go out and engage in a volunteer activity, it provides them some perspective on really how much they already have,” she says.

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Volunteers at the Rose Run 5K give food to participants.

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Not only has volunteering been shown to boost mental health for volunteers, it’s also been shown to have physical health benefits as well, including lower levels of stress hormones and lower hypertension risk, according to the American Psychological Association journal Psychology and Aging. Other research has demonstrated a range of benefits including decreased chronic pain and a lower mortality rate among people who volunteer. Naturally, many of the volunteering opportunities through Healthy New Albany offer ways to get active while helping out in the community. Popular volunteer activities include helping with the food pantry, the New Albany Walking Classic, farmers market and community garden. “It’s obviously a way to be physically fit, just because you’re moving, and, in the case of the food pantry, you’re carrying things up and down and unloading boxes and things like that,” Douglas says. Volunteering also helps to build community connectedness. Volunteers meet like-minded people, are exposed to different cultures and learn new skills. The resulting community is one based on service and mutual support. “I think the camaraderie that’s built, even among the volunteers, is really special,” Douglas says. “To be volunteering and of service to others together with a group of people, I think it’s life changing, so powerful for the human spirit.”

In New Albany, volunteers provide vital support in ensuring that services and events run smoothly. In addition to the best-known programs, that includes community cleanup events, the senior connections program, and Nourish cooking classes. As the New Albany-Plain Local school year comes to a close, volunteers are essential to the summer meal program that packages and delivers groceries for families in the community. These opportunities and many more are available to sign up for on the Healthy New Albany website. Plenty of volunteer opportunities exist outside of the Healthy New Albany umbrella as well. Volunteer opportunities exist locally through organizations such as New Albany-Plain Local Schools, the Miracle League of New Albany, Canine Companions and Wesley Hospice. New Albany residents are quick to support new ideas, too, Douglas says. “People are so interested in jumping in and engaging,” she says. “You just make something up and decide you want to do something. I think, in about a few hours, you’ll have 100 people behind you.” Find more information about volunteer opportunities at Maisie Fitzmaurice is an editorial assistant at CityScene Media Group. Feedback welcome at feedback@

Feed the Need One of the ways people can help out in the community is with the Healthy New Albany Food Pantry. The food pantry serves New Albany residents located within NAPLS district boundaries, though recipients need not have a student enrolled in the district. “It’s essential that our pantry is there to help serve these people, especially during trying times like COVID when people have lost jobs and also now the price of food is so expensive,” Cram says. Due to low staff numbers and limited funds, food pantry volunteers are critical to making sure the pantry runs smoothly. Volunteers help by setting up and stocking shelves and helping food pantry visitors shop for their items. Cram says New Albany is a welcoming, close-knit community where people enjoy helping others and getting involved. Participating in service activities, such as volunteering with the pantry, is a way for people to connect with others in the community. “They’re always very, very willing to help people,” she says. “They don’t look at it as a burden. They really enjoy helping, and I’m just impressed with the New Albany community for their involvement in volunteering.”


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Environmental Update City Council creates Sustainability Advisory Board, approves municipal compost drop-off program


he Engage New Albany Strategic Plan, approved by City Council in 2021 after a 21-month period where more than 1,300 residents provided input, includes two formal environmental recommendations: the creation of a citizen-led Sustainability Advisory Board and the implementation of a municipal food waste composting drop-off program. The Sustainability Advisory Board (consisting of seven residents, a City Council member, and one student from New Albany-Plain Local Schools) was formed in the third quarter of 2021. When this board came together, one of its first orders of business was the creation of a municipal food waste composting program. By storing food waste at their homes and then dropping it off at a nearby location, residents help divert waste from the landfill while reducing carbon emissions that harm the environment. Simultaneously, those who participate in the program play a critical part in the creation of compost that will be used to help plants grow organically.

Compost Drop-off Locations

Taking direction from the City’s Sustainability Advisory Board and City Council, New Albany staff will implement this program in collaboration with GoZERO sometime between late April and the end of May. New Albany will have three compost drop-off locations designed to provide a nearby location for residents throughout the community: • Public Service building (7800 Bevelhymer Rd.) to the north • Village Hall (99 W. Main St.) in the center of town • Temple Beth Shalom/All Saints Episcopal Church parking lot (5101 Johnstown Rd.) to the south

Register for the Program, Get a Free Compost Bucket Formally registering for the program will not only aid city staff in providing ongoing communications to program users, it will also help staff better understand how popular the program is, in case future tweaks made to be made to the program. As Councilman Kist mentions, the first 200 to register will receive the bucket. To register, go to Individual households are encouraged to use compostable liners to help keep their buckets cleaner and ease the process of emptying contents into the compost carts at any of the three sites. Fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, baked goods, beans, coffee grounds, eggs, eggshells, dairy, cooked meat, raw meat, bones, seafood, shellfish, wood, other plant- and animal-based material, soiled non-coated paper/fiber products, and “BPI certified compostable” plastic products (e.g., trash can liners/bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws and other service ware) are accepted. NOTE: If in doubt, don’t include it without first getting approval.


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What Items Can Be Composted?


Exercise. Explore. Relax. New Albany’s expanding network of neighborhood pocket playgrounds, nature preserves, parks and leisure trails as well as future destination parks is the result of the City’s inclusive, intentional planning process designed to improve our quality of life. It takes a community connected by a shared belief in lifelong learning, health and wellness, arts and culture and environmental sustainability to build the assets that bring people together and promote a strong sense of community.

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What Items Can’t Be Composted?

Rocks, stone, glass, all plastics which are not “BPI certified compostable” (e.g., bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws and other service ware), metal, steel, tin, aluminum, electronics, Styrofoam, personal health care products, pharmaceuticals, non-compostable packaging and coated paper/fiber products. If there is any doubt about what items can be included in composting, contact GoZERO at or (844) 467-0874 for more information.

“This program is New Albany’s first step into food waste composting,” says City Councilman Kasey Kist, who is serving as the Council representative on the Sustainability Advisory Board. “To promote the use of the program, the first 200 residents to formally register for the program will receive a free five-gallon composting bucket and lid that they can use at their homes. I’m confident this program will be successful, and the City is open to adjusting the program in the future depending on its popularity. I invite every household to participate.”

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By Megan Roth


or kids, summer means days of freedom, friends and warm weather – it’s hard not to get excited about that. But, without daily stimulation and structure, summer can also have negative health associations. The COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns regarding a nationwide increase in learning loss, a commonly cited effect of an idle summer. Learning loss isn’t the only drawback; research published in Frontiers in Public Health also suggests that summer break coincides with a significant decrease in physical activity. Keeping kids mentally and physically active with structure, social engagements and regular activities can help counteract those trends. And in Columbus, as the sun starts to shine, events fall into line. There are plenty of opportunities to get active, spend time outside and learn. Here are some of the most exciting kid-friendly activities and events for each week of this summer.

June 10-12

Columbus Arts Festival Spend a summer day at the 60th annual Columbus Arts Festival. The festival features visual art in more than 10 unique and innovative mediums including ceramics, digital art, jewelry, glass and leather. The festival also showcases performing arts such as music, dance, theater and spoken word. It’s a great opportunity to walk around, introduce kids to the arts or enjoy the dozens of food trucks on site. 26

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June 13-18:

Rose Run Fest Summer in Vienna In the inaugural Rose Run Fest, Vienna comes to New Albany for a week of activities leading to a concert by the New Albany Symphony. Events include hot air balloon rides, cooking and dance classes, a children’s concert, yoga in the park and a toddlers in nature class. Additionally, the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library will have a selection of books on Vienna available. The festival focuses on highlighting Viennese culture, but it also emphasizes the value of spending time outdoors, an important part of the Viennese lifestyle. For more information, visit

June 23

World’s Largest Swim Lesson What better way to learn how to swim or brush up on your skills than during the world’s largest swim lesson? Across the globe, water parks, pools and other aquatic facilities will host a swim lesson simultaneously in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record, which currently stands at 36,564 participants, and you can join in at Zoombezi Bay. Participants must be between the ages of 2 and 12, and those under 10 must have a parent or guardian present. For more information about the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, visit Zoombezi Bay also hosts extended hours and a movie each Friday in July as part of its Summer Nights

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July 4

New Albany Independence Day 5K Start your Fourth of July with a run! The New Albany Independence Day 5K encourages everyone to participate and features a toddler crawl, kids run and 5K run/walk. Following the 5K, enjoy a parade, live music, food and drinks. Artists Wil Wong Yee and Adam Kolp will be constructing a patriotic mural that attendees can be part of in celebration of the holiday. For more information and to register, visit

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July 11-15

Grange Insurance Audubon Center The Audubon Center hosts youth adventure camps throughout the sum-

mer with multiple camps each week to cater to naturalists ages 4-12. Campers enjoy active time outdoors while exploring the center and Scioto Audubon Metro Park. In addition to the camps, visitors to the Audubon Center can also check out free adventure and discovery backpacks that add a new level of fun to a nature hike. The backpacks, available for both school and preschool ages, come with different themes including birds, art and leaf rubbing. For more information visit grange.

July 10

Healthy New Albany Farmers Market This market runs every Thursday June 23-Sept. 5. Spend the day trying new food at the Healthy New Albany Farmers Market or try to create an entire meal out of farmers market-sourced ingredients. The market features local produce, baked goods, coffee, food trucks, artisanal products and much more. It’s a great opportunity for kids to meet some of the people who make their food or learn to shop for ingredients before preparing a meal.

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July 18-24

Wildflower Fairy Trail This magical path at Infirmary Mound Park in Licking County is typically open May through September. If you’re looking for a challenge, the Licking Park District hosts the Hike, Bike, Paddle and Saddle Up Equestrian Challenges and offers participants the chance to enter to win a raffle. Additionally, New Albany offers easy access to plenty of public lands – explore the 1,200 acres of wildlands and green space at Westerville’s Rocky Fork Metro Park. For more information, visit

July 27-Aug. 7

Ohio State Fair

Since 1850, the Ohio State Fair has been a tradition for Ohio families. The fair features a variety of activities and exhibits including interactive educational displays, sporting competitions, art shows, performances, petting zoos and much more. More than 200 food vendors and

Aug. 5-7 Dublin Irish Festival 70 thrilling rides will keep guests full of food and excitement all day. For more information, visit www.

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This annual festival, billed as the largest three-day Irish festival in the world, attracts tens of thousands of people to enjoy, learn about and celebrate Irish culture. In addition to Irish food, dance, music and more, the festival also has programming geared specifically toward children. The Wee Folk area features a Pot o’ Gold Playland, highland games such as caber toss and Braemar stone, Irish themed crafts, and more. For some bonus fitness fun, join the Dublin Irish Festival 5K on Aug. 4. For more information visit

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Summer in Vienna Symphony brings Viennese culture to New Albany By Cameron Carr


The recently built Charleen and Charles Hinson Amphitheater makes an ideal venue for a music and arts festival.

James DeCamp Photography.


his summer, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra is transforming New Albany into the City of Music. That doesn’t just mean a series of concerts: the symphony is bringing Viennese culture to New Albany for the first Rose Run Fest June 13-18. The inaugural festival centers on Rose Run Park and the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater with collaborations across a number of organizations including Healthy New Albany and the New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The debut Rose Run Fest, titled Summer in Vienna, will highlight the musical culture of Austria’s capital city. Vienna earned the City of Music title for its association with iconic composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven and for raising composers such as Franz Schubert and both Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II. Many others, including Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schoenberg and Gustav Mahler are associated with the city. During Rose Run Fest, New Albany residents will be transported to the center of that culture. “Travel has been on pause the last few years,” says Heather Garner, executive director of the symphony. “We thought this might be fun to bring this great city to a more accessible locale.”

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 13 6:30-8 p.m., Rose Run Park – Summer of Zen – Urban Zen & Music Tuesday, June 14 10-11:15 a.m., Rose Run Park – Toddlers in Nature class – The Sound of Music theme 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heit Center – Nourish Culinary Class – Beer and pretzels Wednesday, June 15 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rose Run Park – Plein air painting 7:30-9:30 p.m., Rose Run Park – Vienna adventure hike and “blanket wine” 7:30-10 p.m., Hinson Amphitheater – New Albany Symphony rehearsal Thursday, June 16 10-11:30 a.m., Heit Center Senior Connections – “Armchair Travel” tour of Vienna 6-8 p.m., behind the Hinson Amphitheater – Hot air balloon rides 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heit Center - Nourish Culinary Class – My Favorite Things: crisp apple strudel and schnitzel with noodles

7-8 p.m., Rose Run Park - Yoga in the Park 7:30-10 p.m., Hinson Amphitheater – New Albany Symphony rehearsal Friday, June 17 10-11 a.m., Rose Run Park Natural Trail – children’s concert Viennese Waltz 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heit Center – Nourish Culinary Class Beer and pretzels 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marx Library Garden – Learn the Viennese waltz 7:30-10 p.m., Hinson Amphitheater – New Albany Symphony rehearsal Saturday, June 18 9:30-11:30 a.m. Heit Center Nourish Culinary Class – My Favorite Things: crisp apple strudel and schnitzel with noodles 6 p.m., Hinson Amphitheater – Gates open for Summer in Vienna concert with the New Albany Symphony 8-10 p.m., New Albany Symphony Concert


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Summer in Vienna grew out of successful performances in Rose Run Park in 2021.

Rose Run Park Fest will culminate in the symphony’s Summer in Vienna concert on Saturday, June 18. The program for that evening will include many of the most recognizable musical pieces from Vienna. That includes classical works by Strauss II such as “The Blue Danube Waltz” and “ChampagnePolka” as well as selections from The Sound of Music, which takes place throughout Austria. The idea first came from a series of 12 chamber music performances in Rose Run Park last summer. The recently opened Hinson Amphitheater presented an ideal setting for a larger, multi-day event. The concept of bringing Viennese culture to New Albany soon expanded far beyond music, though. “Originally I thought we would do a weekend, a little music festival,” she says. “You know how these things go. All of us creatives start brainstorming and a three-day thing turns into a week-long thing.” That week-long thing became Rose Run Fest. The week of events will celebrate Viennese food, art, dance and more. “We did a lot of research into Vienna,” says Healthy New Albany Executive Director Angela Douglas. “We didn’t know much about it at first, honestly.” Beyond its iconic classical music, Vienna is well known for its arts and culture as well. Important figures such as painter Gustav Klimt, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and writer Stefan Zweig are associated with the city. These individuals were inspired by Vienna’s rich culture of iconic fashion and brilliant architecture, not to mention its distinct and delicious cuisine. 32

“Always in my mind the first thing is music,” Garner says, “but I also thought of the food.” Festival attendees can take cooking classes through Healthy New Albany focused on beer and pretzels or crisp apple strudel and schnitzel with noodles. For those interested in learning more about Vienna, the library will host curated book selections. Inspired by the Viennese, many of the events will take place outdoors. “Being out in nature is really important to their culture,” Douglas says. “One of their most beloved pastime activities is blanketing.” That Viennese activity is similar to American picnicking. It’s common there to lay out a blanket for lunch or a glass of wine while listening to music or connecting with friends. One event during Rose Run Fest offers a hike that culminates with blankets and wine while the symphony rehearses. In other events, toddlers can enjoy a nature class inspired by The Sound of Music, a yoga class poses in the park and musicians perform outdoors. The performances during Summer in Vienna will be just as varied as its other events. The symphony will be joined by vocalists and ballet dancers for part of the June 18 concert and throughout the week, visual and performing arts converge in the form of plein air painters. Throughout the festival organizations including the New Vision Dance Company, Hayley Gallery, Ohio Plein Air Society and Central Ohio Plein Air will collaborate on programming.

Together, all of these events and activities offer a chance for New Albany residents to refocus on the many aspects of well-being and mindfulness. “We might be out sitting or walking in nature listening to music, and although that doesn’t necessarily overtly feel like mental health it surely is,” Douglas says. “All of those things contribute to wellness so it’s a perfect way to engage people.” The symphony intends to bring Rose Run Fest back to New Albany for years to come, highlighting a different city each year. For an orchestra, though, there are few better places to start than the City of Music. “The culture in Austria is so arts centric and music centric,” Garner says. “Everything centers around the arts and it’s a great atmosphere. I hope we can bring some of that atmosphere to New Albany.” Find more information about Rose Run Fest at Photo courtesy of the New Albany Symphony.

Cameron Carr is an editor at CityScene Media Group. Feedback welcome at ccarr@

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Bagenstose volunteers at the New Albany Food Pantry. 34

Bagenstose installs garbage cans at the Healthy New Albany Farmers Market.

Bagenstose, who has attended NAPLS since kindergarten, is involved in several service initiatives and groups to support the school community beyond Generation Connection. He volunteers at the New Albany Food Pantry and participates in SOAR Leadership, a school organization that works to foster positive relationships. More than just service, Bagenstose is interested in his school community. He led the student section throughout the school year with “all the spirit and Eagle energy” he had. “In my freshman and sophomore year, I was led by the section leaders and they were phenomenal,” he says. “I just wanted to try to model them, and it was one of my dreams to finally be at the top of that mountain in that regard. So when I ran the student section I gave it everything I had.” One of his goals was to encourage the same amount of student participation and support across all athletic events in order to give every school team the boost of energy and recognition they deserved. “I also just wanted to promote student allegiance towards athletic teams

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or Cian Bagenstose, a senior at New Albany High School, there’s just as much to gain through service as there is to give. Generation Connection, a club that assists older adults with technology, was the root of his senior seminar project and the catalyst for Bagenstose to do more in his community. “Generation Connection really started the snowball effect of all the leadership things I’ve done for the school because the satisfaction I felt in Generation Connection really inspired me to chase that feeling,” he says. “It really gave me a whole new perspective on life with the perspective of service that I should be using my skill set to help others and not just to move on in this world, (but) to try to impact this world when I do After NAHS graduation, Bagenstose will attend the University of move on.” Notre Dame in the fall.

Bagenstose overviews a Generation Connection technological tutorial seminar for the Healthy New Albany Senior Connections Program. Bagenstose speaks with Senior Connections members during one of the group’s biweekly Sunday brunches.

to better our school environment,” he says. In the fall, Bagenstose will be moving on to his freshman year at Notre Dame University, where he plans to major in statistics. As he moves beyond New Albany, he says his involvements as a leader and active part of the school community have shown him that he has the ability to impart positive change in the world. “When you’re a part of a leadership position, when you serve your community, you gain something you cannot gain through any textbook or through any test,” Bagenstose says. “You gain a sense of achievement that is beyond any accomplishment you could have made because you know you’re doing something greater than yourself, because with a leadership position, you know that you are touching someone else’s life.” The well-rounded activities Bagenstose pursued throughout his time at NAHS have been vital to him experiencing all that high school has to offer, he says. To younger students, he recommends they seek out those opportunities to make a difference and become more engaged. “Do it not for recognition but to help others, and that mentality will lead you far,” he says. “That’s what I truly believe.” Claire Miller is an editor at CityScene Media Group. Feedback welcome at


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The Taste of Friendship Conversation Partners program leads to friendship, cultural exchange

Arepas Venezolanas (Fried or grilled) Ingredients


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Pre-cooked corn meal (Villarreal prefers the Goya brand in the U.S., but Venezuelan brands such as P.A.N., Decasa and Juana are favorites) 1 ¼ cup lukewarm water 1 cup flour 1 pinch salt


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ebbie Hutsko speaks no Spanish, but when she heard of Conversation Partners, a program helping English language learners improve their speaking abilities, she knew she had to get involved. It’s where she met husband and wife Ovidio Ramirez and Gladys Villareal. The program, run through the Healthy New Albany Food Pantry, pairs English language learners with native speakers simply to enjoy conversation and help improve fluency. But the conversations aren’t lessons. The pantry likens them to “having coffee with a neighbor.” Venezuelan chicken salad is a favorite arepa filling for Villareal. Hutsko, who lives in Blacklick, “It’s nice to have a friend that you heard about the program through volun- can go to and ask those questions,” she teering with the food pantry. says. “There’s lots of idioms in English.” For Ramirez, Villareal and Hutsko, Decades before joining Conversawhat began as casual conversations soon tion Partners, Ramirez worked at the blossomed into a friendship defined by University of Arizona where he taught cultural sharing. Once-per-week meetings primarily in English. Following a return evolved into church outings and dinners to his home country of Venezuela and together. Hutsko and her husband, Mark, after experiencing health complications even attended Ramirez’s birthday party. that affected his language recall, that’s Building that relationship with no longer the case. Ramirez was important to Hutsko. She The conversations and friendship says, without a little encouragement and between the two couples have helped explanation, the English language can both Ramirez and Villareal, who have often be confusing. So, the ability to turn lived in New Albany for four years, with to someone you trust can be helpful. their English fluency.

“It is very helpful,” Villareal says. “I’ve improved my English. I have new activities to do and share with new friends.” The teachings go both ways and extend beyond language. Villareal and Ramirez have eagerly shared their own culture with the Hutskos – including food. Venezuelan food tends to be rich in flavor but not spicy. Rather than hot seasonings, it favors spices such as cumin, garlic and green onions. Often, that food is served with arepas. The Venezuelan staple is shaped like a small but thick pancake and often stuffed with fillings. Ramirez and Villareal recommend everything from simple beans and cheese to shrimp or lobster.

In a large mixing bowl, add water, salt and 1 cup of corn meal. Mix, kneading until there are no lumps and a soft, malleable dough forms. Let stand five minutes. Grab a handful of dough and work into a round, flat shape. Dough can be made into larger or smaller circles depending on desired size of arepa. Roughly the size of the palm of your hand is a good starting measure. Repeat until all dough is used. Grease a frying pan or budare, a flat gridle popular in Latin America. Cook dough for 5 minutes over medium to medium-high heat, flip and cook 5 minutes more.

Conversation Partners matches English speaking volunteers with English language learners who have basic English abilities. There is no fee to participate. Learn more about Conversation Partners at www. Arepas can be cooked to a light and fluffy texture or, as Villareal prefers, until crispy. After cooking, try cutting into the arepas as you would a bagel or English muffin. You can cut all the way through and use the halves to make sandwiches or leave part of the arepa intact and stuff it with filling. Cameron Carr is an editor at CityScene Media Group. Feedback is welcome at

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on the horizon

By Mariah Muhammad

Meat the Future Lab-grown meat emerging as a near-future animal product alternative


Photo courtesy of Matrix Food Technologies, Inc.


here are plenty of reasons a person may choose not to eat meat, and it’s not just for the love of animals. Abstaining from meat has a positive impact on the environment and can sometimes save money, too. New research into the potential of lab-grown meat may help to eliminate at least some of those concerns. Lab-grown meat – also known as cultured, cultivated, cell-based, victimless or clean meat – is an innovation in the works that uses cells removed from animals and cultured in a lab to produce meat that’s biologically identical to what comes directly from an animal. This isn’t a vegetarian alternative – you won’t find black beans, quinoa or mushroom here. Lab-grown meat is just like the meat you find in beef burgers or chicken wings, but it doesn’t require animals to be slaughtered. This creation is a more ecological and environmentally friendly approach to meat consumption, as it reduces the need for livestock. The University of Oxford estimates lab-grown meat could cut greenhouse gases by nearly 96 percent compared to what’s produced by conventional animal farming. “Cultured meat is a technology with the potential to alleviate … concerns associated with conventional meat production, including greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use, antibiotic resistance, food-borne and zoonotic diseases, and animal slaughter,” writes social scientist and animal advocate Christopher Bryant in the August 2020 issue of The Journal of Animal Science. While lab-grown meat is still a future possibility, that doesn’t mean it’s far from home. In Dublin, Matrix Meats is working to create cost-effective cultured meat products that capitalizes on the environmentally friendly potential of the domain and focuses on nanofiber scaffolds to produce clean, cost-effective and environmentally friendly cultured meat.

An image of successful coverage of mammalian muscle cells on Matrix Meats’ edible scaffolds.

For now, a barrier to bringing labgrown meat to market is cost. The current method of growing meat in a lab means growing and multiplying cells to produce real muscle tissue. However, Matrix is combating these challenges by using custom engineered cellular structures. “I can’t think of many things more disruptive than growing real meat for human consumption without the massive use of natural resources needed to raise and slaughter animals,” says Matrix Meats co-founder and CEO Eric Jenkusky in an interview with Thrive Global. “By 2050 there will be a need to feed almost 10 billion people worldwide.” With Matrix’s technology, the company can already grow beef, chicken and shrimp. “Cultivated meat will create a more equitable solution for the world,” Jenkusky says in the interview. “Countries

that don’t have environments for raising livestock and have always faced hunger issues will be able to grow their own meat for the first time by only needing a facility.” Although cultured meat is still in the early stages of technological advancement, it’s garnered interest from consumers worldwide. Cost remains an obstacle, however. Acquiring the technology and producing the product at an affordable price is happening slower than desired. In 2013, Dutch stem cell researcher Mark Post unveiled the world’s first cellbased hamburger – but you won’t find it on the dollar menu. Some estimates put the “frankenburger” at around $325,000 to produce, not to mention the seven to eight-month process. Fortunately, the cost has significantly decreased since then. Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies has

edly produced chicken at just $7.70 per pound – still high, however, compared to the cost of a pound of conventional boneless chicken at around $3.80 in the U.S. at the start of 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One additional positive feature built in to cultured meats is, because cultured meats aren’t produced by animals in crowded and confined environments, there is no need for the meat to be vaccinated against diseases like tetanus nor does it require the use of antibiotics. While some firms and investors are pushing for FDA approval as early as this year, the products are not yet available in the U.S. Mariah Muhammad is an editorial assistant at CityScene Media Group. Feedback welcome at feedback@


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Walk With Me


hen life gets difficult, confusing, stressful or crazy, gathering together with one simple and common goal – to walk together toward a finish line – can be a healthful and heartwarming way to invigorate and heal the body and mind, and it might just save your life! A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2022 reiterated that moderate physical activity such as walking for just 10 minutes a day could prevent over 100,000 deaths per year. According to the study’s modeling, “If every capable adult walked briskly or otherwise exercised for an additional 10 minutes a day, 111,174 deaths annually across the country might be avoided.” HNA races bring together people of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. They engage multi-generational families and networks of friends to gather

together in health. Here, casual walkers mingle with internationally ranked racers, and the young and young at heart meet at the starting line. Volunteers cheer us on and generously give countless hours

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to make the day fun and eventful. The spirit of community and connection is strong and can deliver us fresh perspectives and new inspiration. Don’t underestimate the power of a sunny morning, a brisk walk and a friendly companion! Lace up your shoes, and get ready to walk or run into the 2022 HNA race season! There’s a great year ahead! MAY 7: Mother’s Day 5K presented by Easton MAY 21: Rose Run 5K SUMMER 2022: Kids Marathon presented by NCH SEPT 11: New Albany Walking Classic, presented by OSU

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General Programs/Other Monday, May 2

Tuesdays May 10, June 7

World of Wonder (WOW) Nature Class for preschoolers

Senior Connections Programs

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Thursday Mornings (weekly)

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Wednesday, May 18

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Tuesday Afternoons (weekly)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Help My Body at a Desk Job?

Wednesday, June 15

1-3 p.m., Philip Heit Center

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Thursdays starting June 23

Nourish Culinary Programs

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Sunday, May 1

Healthy New Albany Farmers Market

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Nourish the Pantry Class: Heritage Cuisine: Filipino Family Favorites

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Thursday, May 5

Yuck! Nature Class (grades 1-3) 4-5:30 p.m., Philip Heit Center & surrounding outdoor areas

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Pinterest Craft Club with Wesley Woods 2-3 p.m., Philip Heit Center

Third Sundays of the Month (May 15, June 12) Sunday Brunch Bunch

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3:30-5 p.m., Philip Heit Center

Nourish Class: Beer & Pretzels

Tech Tutorial

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Fourth Tuesdays of the Month (May 24, June 28)

Thursday, June 16

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Nourish Class: A Few of Our Favorite Things: Crisp Apple Strudel and Schnitzel with Noodles

Friday, June 17

Decomposition Hike

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, June 14

7-8 p.m., Rose Run Park

Sunday, May 1

Wednesday Afternoons (weekly)

Wednesday, May 18

6:30-8:30 p.m., Philip Heit Center Demo Kitchen

Nature Programs

Card Sharks

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Thursday, June 16

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Thursday Connections (topics vary)

Senior Connections Lounge

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Saturday, June 18

Nourish Class: A Few of Our Favorite Things: Crisp Apple Strudel and Schnitzel with Noodles 9:30-11:30 a.m., Philip Heit Center Demo Kitchen


HNA column

By Angela Douglas

Earth Defender

Bill Resch helps environmental stewardship thrive in New Albany

Environmental Stewardship

Resch’s influence and leadership has significantly shaped New Albany, and particularly the city center and surrounding areas, including Rose Run Park and the 86-acre nature preserve adjacent to the New Albany-Plain Local Schools (NAPLS) campus. He collaborated with a tapestry of community leaders and organizations to ensure the preservation and use of this land for future generations. The nature preserve hosts 12 outdoor classrooms and provides tremendous opportunities for outdoor learning and nature exploration. The preserve

From left to right: Sandy Reed, Pete Barnes and Molly Scott. In front: Bill Resch.

includes all of the unique habitats in the temperate zone including old growth forest in Swickard Woods, emergent

The 86-acre nature preserve near the NAPLS campus provides ample opportunity for outdoor learning. 42

marsh, vernal pool wetlands, intermittent streams, early grove forest, shrub woods and wildflower meadows. The large wetland serves as an important natural mechanism to cleanse storm water from parking lots and buildings that flows into Rose Run and Sugar Run. The area is used by NAPLS students of all ages. Additionally, high school students from 16 school districts utilize the preserve and take part in the NAPLS environmental science curriculum. It’s also used as a test and research center by The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. The nature preserve is an exemplary model that demonstrates it’s possible technologically to preserve nature within an urban environment and make nature available and accessible to residents.

Restoration of Rose Run Park and Waterway

Thirty-five years ago, the area at the heart of the historical village center was an open sewer, uninhabitable except to leeches and black flies. Resch is proud to contribute to the restoration of what is now Rose Run Park. That work helped return the waterway to the condition it existed in 150 years ago. Through the process of soil boring and analysis of historical photographs, the project restored the ecology and hydrology of the area to its original state. Resch says this is one of the “best examples of applying ecological engineering to restore natural areas and watersheds.” Despite these tremendous advances, Resch still worries about waterways, particularly the Rocky Fork and Blacklick Creek watersheds. Resch cites contaminated construction drainage as the No. 1 form of pollution in central Ohio. If unrestricted, muddy runoff flows into streams, killing aquatic life and nesting species, destroying eggs and species reproduction, and clogging the gills of fish and clams.

Photos courtesy of Pete Barnes


ou can’t say the words “environment” and “New Albany” without thinking immediately of octogenarian and self-proclaimed “nature guy” Bill Resch. Resch is a local pioneer and a bit of a community legend. But he’s still working tirelessly on environmental endeavors in New Albany and beyond.

trails connected to every neighborhood. A project Resch is involved in that would do just that is called RAPID5: Rivers And Parks Imaginative Design. Find more information at rapid5. org. RAPID5 looks to reconnect communities to nature by creating pedestrian and cyclist trail networks along forested riparian banks of all five major central Ohio watersheds, including the New Albany’s K-12 Learning Community Campus of 120 acres and Nature Preserve of 85 acres equals a total of 205 acres. Big Darby, Olentangy, Scioto, Alum Creek and Resch is determined to maintain Big Walnut Creek. The visionary bethe precious ecological habitats to allow hind the RAPID5 plan is Keith Myers, aquatic life to flourish. He’s a founding who previously served as New Albany’s member of the Friends of the Rocky Fork Professional Master Planning ConsulWatershed & Sugar Run-Rose Run Tribu- tant for 22 years. Myers is currently the taries, which works to preserve and pro- President of the Columbus Urban Land tect those resources for both people and Institute but served. wildlife. Various community groups, stuA small and emerging local group in dents and individuals are members of the the community, “The Earth Defenders,” group and new members are welcome. is dedicated to preserving Resch’s work Resch’s pioneering spirit and dedi- and legacy. Led by two NAPLS teachers, cation to environmental stewardship is the group aspires to engage community truly awe-inspiring. He credits his own members and promote the many benementor of 30 years, Dr. William Mitsch, fits of nature including education, mental an ecosystem ecologist and ecological health and the pure joy of being outside. engineer, for putting him on the path to The group meets monthly to discuss become the environmental maverick he how they can support each other and is today. Mitsch was co-laureate of the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize as a result of his career in wetland ecology and restoration, ecological engineering, and ecological modeling. Mitsch is currently the Director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park and Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at Florida Gulf Coast University. Previously, Mitsch was a professor at OSU and director of the OSU Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. His research is fascinating and great reading for anyone interested in such topics. Most important to Resch now is truly keeping nature at the forefront of our lives. In his mind, nature should not be a “destination,” but a part of our daily lives accessible right outside of our front doors. He envisions a community where people can access local parks and waterways via walking and biking

to share resources. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Pete Barnes: Thanks to the work of Resch, along with other community groups and individuals similarly dedicated to the stewardship of our natural environment, the New Albany nature preserve areas will be enjoyed for generations to come. And that, I know, is Resch’s most beloved achievement.


on the shelf

By Dianna Spencer, librarian, Columbus Metropolitan Library New Albany Branch

Healthy New Albany Bookshelf Reviews Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free

by Caroline Williams, 2022 People spend too much time sitting or lying down – an estimated 70 percent of our lives! Science journalist Caroline Williams is interested in the effects all that sitting has on us, not just physically but mentally. In Move she dives into the research and interviews scientists to find out more about the link between moving our bodies and emotional and cognitive health. What might be most surprising is that not just intentional exercise benefits us emotionally but routine, too. Less intense movement is strongly linked to an increase in wellbeing. This readable book is full of easily accessible information and tips to help you find ways to move your body to help your brain.

How to Grill Vegetables

by Steven Raichlen, 2021 Outdoor cooking is one the highlights of warmer weather, and How to Grill Vegetables has some delicious ideas for upping your grill game with more than meat. The James Beard Award-winning author Steven Raichlen hosts the PBS show Primal Grill and wrote the bestselling The Barbecue! Bible. He now turns his focus to vegetables and how grilling can bring out their best. Raichlen breaks successful grilling into easy steps, and his recipes in this book will work with any type of grill. From veggie pizzas and quesadillas to cedar-planked eggplant parmigiana and zucchini “burnt ends,” there is a main, side, soup and even cheese recipe to suit anyone’s tastes.

stories of exercise trends and the roles women have played. As early as the 1960s, and associated second-wave feminism, pioneering women have bucked conventional ideas about femininity and what ways of moving are acceptable for a woman. For decades, exercise has been more than just a way for women to achieve “perfect,” desirable bodies; it allowed women to see themselves as powerful. This highly readable book follows running, body building, aerobics and yoga through old trends up to contemporary ideas about diversity and body positivity.

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

by Dr. Julie Smith, 2022 As a clinical psychologist, one refrain Dr. Julie Smith heard from her patients again and again was “why has nobody told me this before?” Her patients started therapy firmly believing their problems were the result of a fault within themselves that they had no power over. But when given tools to help manage their mental and emotional problems, Smith’s patients grew to have the confidence to move forward. With encouragement from her husband, Smith began creating short videos about mental health and how our brains work. This new book compiles and builds on the information in those videos, including focuses on depression, anxiety, grief, selfdoubt and fear. Short, succinct chapters make the information easy to digest, and you don’t have to wait until you’re struggling to read it. As Smith says, the skills in this book “are not therapy skills. They are life skills.”

Let’s Get Physical: How Women Discovered More Mediterranean from America’s Test Kitchen, 2022 Exercise and Reshaped the World by Danielle Friedman, 2022 When we think of women in fitness these days, we tend to think of Instagram-perfect influencers, but the history of women exercising is much deeper, more complicated and more interesting than it might appear on the surface. Journalist Danielle Friedman found herself drawn to the back 44

More Mediterranean features more than 200 recipes that will help you incorporate more plant-forward recipes in your diet. Organized around the main nutritional groupings found in Mediterranean diets – plant-based foods, grains and beans, and proteins – this cookbook includes a helpful introduction to Mediterranean cooking, spice blends, sauces and common ingredients that amp up the flavor in these nourishing

dishes. Beautiful photos highlight the gorgeous colors of the food and thorough instructions take the guesswork out of the recipes. The hard part will be choosing which one to try first.

Happy, Healthy, Strong: The Secret to Staying Fit for Life

by Krissy Cela, 2022 Krissy Cela began posting her fitness journey on social media while in law school. Five years later she’s a full-time fitness coach helping others find the joy in exercise. In her latest book, she breaks down how to form new habits through small, attainable goals, all with the aim of increasing longevity. Cela offers more than 80 simple and nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert. A photo-based exercise guide with a host of examples and sets to choose from will help get your body moving more, no gym necessary. If you could use a fitness jump start or some fresh food ideas, this attractive and encouraging book is a worth a look.

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