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We put the neighbor in neighborhood.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

Inside this issue: Resident Spotlight

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Winter Recipe

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Who We Are

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Thank You!

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Reminders  Lighting of the Luminaries: December 14th at dusk  Three words about litter: Pick it up!  Call the police if you see anything suspicious and remember to alert your neighbors so that they can call as well!

December 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re coming to the close of another successful year here in Ganthers Place. Thanks to every one who brought their four legged loved ones out for Bark in the Park. We had approximately 75 children enjoy Trunk or Treat, how wonderful! The weather was less then pleasant on Beggar’s Night, but many of us made of the best of it anyway! New residents Kevin and Denae hosted their first block watch meeting at the end of October and it was a very productive meeting. Thanks so much for sharing your space! Residents, if you’re willing to host a monthly meeting, please let us know. Ganthers Place now has representation on the Columbus South Side Area Commission. Congratulations, Charlie Loutzenhiser! A big thanks to all those who took the time to vote. Charlie is already hard at work to improve our area, please let us know if you have any concerns or suggestions for him!. Thanks for a great year, Ganthers Place!

The momentum is building on the Southside. There are new and exciting projects happening all around us. Get your seatbelts on Ganthers Place, things are moving fast!


We put the neighbor in neighborhood.

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Resident Spotlight– Tara Getting to know youWhat brought you to Ganthers Place? We lived about .1 miles out of the boundaries and heard about the community. I walked over to check things out and I was sold!

your neighbors? Our family loves the staff and food at the original Max & Erma’s on Third St. and I personally really enjoy the Golden Hobby Shop on Third St. as well. On family pizza nights, we support Pizza Hut on Parsons Ave., a loyal Ganthers Place sponsor.

How long have you lived here? We have lived on the South Side since Just for funreturning to the U.S. in the fall of 2009 and in Ganthers Place since the Do you have any pets? A lutino fall of 2011. cockatiel named Hannah and a sun What’s your favorite way to be conure named Mai. involved? I design and write most of the newsletter and help keep up with Where were you born? Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio the Facebook and NextDoor page. But, my favorite way to be involved is What do you have in your pockets picking up trash, watering the flower right now? I don’t have pockets right boxes, and volunteering at events be- now! cause it involved interacting with other residents and meeting our support- What is the longest car trip you have ever taken? We have taken 2 ers. road trips from Columbus, Ohio to the Which of our annual events do Black Rock Desert in Northwestern you look forward to the most? I Nevada. particularly like the Jazz and Art Fest What’s your favorite room in your and the Tomato Harvest Festival. house and why? Hmmm, does the Which local businesses do you fre- backyard count? quent that you’d recommend to

Stay tuned for next month’s Resident Spotlight, Kevin and Denae!

Delicious Pumpkin Bread 1 cup chopped walnuts 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups packed dark brown sugar 2/3 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cups pumpkin puree 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup coconut milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. Spread walnuts in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add the pumpkin puree, oil, and coconut milk, and mix until all of the flour is absorbed. Fold in the flaked coconut and toasted walnuts. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven, and cover loaves tightly with foil. Allow to steam for 10 minutes. Remove foil, and turn out onto a cooling rack. Tent loosely with the foil, and allow to cool completely.


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Ganthers Place December 2013 Newsletter