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JULY 2011 July 8

Art and Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia 1:30-2:30 p.m., Upper Arlington Main Library, 2800 Tremont Rd., 614-486-9621 This talk will focus on the religious aspects of the art of the ancient Near East, including Sumer, Babylon and Akkad. The talk will be given by Julia Fischer of The Ohio State University’s History of Art Department.

July 9

July 4

Upper Arlington Civic Association Independence Day Parade and Party in the Park 9 a.m., 614-470-0655, Join us for this year’s Independence Day Parade, which starts at Kingsdale and heads south on Northwest Boulevard. Be part of the biggest day in UA by participating in the parade – visit the UACA website for details such as the floatbuilding contest and general information on the parade application process. The Party in the Park begins at 5:15 p.m. at Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd., and features live entertainment and food.

July 6-27

Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Rd., 614-583-5303 If it’s healthy, locally produced fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers and dairy that you’re looking for, the Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market has it all. Mark your Wednesdays as Farmers’ Market day.

July 7-28

Music in the Parks 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., 614-583-5311 The Cultural Arts Division invites you to enjoy the free summer concert series, Music in the Parks, Thursdays June through August. This free concert series takes place outdoors on the new UA Arts Stage at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside the Amelita Mirolo Barn.


Dude, This Film is Epic! Series presents Spartacus Noon-3 p.m., Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., 614-486-2954 Every second Saturday from June until September, staffer Chris Boerger will show an epic and lengthy film on the big screen at GHPL. This week features Spartacus, a four-Oscar-winning film about a slave leading a revolt against the Roman Empire.

July 21-Aug. 12

Concourse Gallery Exhibit Series: Urban Art Noon, Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Rd., 614-583-5312 This free event offers an exploration of urban art and works that have been influenced by it.

July 21

11th Annual Summer Celebration 5-9 p.m., Thompson Park, 4250 Woodbridge Rd., 614-583-5309 This annual family event features inflatable games, a climbing wall, contests, family music, a police cruiser display, a fire division ladder truck, an evening movie, tasty treats and more. Cultural Arts hosts a drumming circle, and the evening ends with a free outdoor movie.

July 23

18th Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Crafts Festival 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Juried crafts, food, music and more on the lawn and streets surrounding the library in this annual celebration of arts and crafts. Presented by the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council.

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Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Rd., 614-583-5303 If it’s healthy, locally produced fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers and dairy that you’re looking for, the Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market has it all! Mark your Wednesdays as Farmers’ Market day.

Aug. 4-25

Music in the Parks 7- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sunny 95 Park, 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., 614-583-5311 The Cultural Arts Division invites you to enjoy our free summer concert series, Music in the Parks, Thursdays June through August. This free concert series takes place outdoors on the new UA Arts Stage at the Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved inside the Amelita Mirolo Barn.

Aug. 11

Taste of Upper Arlington 3:30-8:30 p.m., Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd., 614-481-5710, An annual favorite presented by the UA Area Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of UA showcases tasty specialties from area restaurants, displays from area businesses, musical entertainment and activities for kids.

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Dude, This Film is Epic! Series presents Gone with the Wind Noon-3 p.m., Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., 614-486-2954 Every second Saturday from June until September, staffer Chris Boerger will show an epic and lengthy film on the big screen at GHPL. This week features Gone With the Wind, a 10-Oscarwinning film about a complicated debutante seeking love in the American South during the Civil War.

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St. Andrew Parish Festival 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Andrew Parish, 1899 McCoy Rd., 614-451-4290, This is a wonderful event full of activities for the entire family – rides and games for kids and adults, food, live music, raffles, casino and much more.

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Music in Falco Park 7 p.m., Paul J. Falco Park, Fernwood Ave., 614-488-3111 Come join residents at Paul J. Falco Park for Music in Falco Park, featuring the Grandview Heights High School Marching Band.

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Tank Top Beach Bag Craft 2- 3 p.m., Upper Arlington Lane Road Branch Library, 1945 Lane Rd., 614-459-0273 Make a beach bag at the Lane Road Library. Bring a tank top to this program, and we will transform it into a beach bag. Decorating stations will be set up to accessorize the beach bags. Grades 6 and up are welcome. Enrollment is required and begins July 8.

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The City’s Parks and Recreation Department invites families to the 11th Annual Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 21 at Thompson Park. The annual family event is packed with fun for all ages and will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Entertainment for this year’s celebration includes inflatable games, a climbing wall, contests, live music, police and fire vehicles on display and a variety of local vendors. The Cultural Arts Commission also will host a drumming circle, and the evening will end with a free outdoor movie. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.

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Since the mid-1920s, Upper Arlington has been celebrating Independence Day in a big way. The tradition begins with early morning wake-up calls, followed by a parade down Northwest Boulevard then on to the Party in the Park and fireworks at Northam Park. The theme for 2011 is “Bring Your ‘A’ Game,” and Bill Ingram, Marci Ingram, Lisa Ingram and Greg Guy will serve as Parade Grand Marshal. At 7 a.m. July 4, a team cruises the city and announces the start of the celebration, symbolizing Paul Revere’s ride. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Zollinger and Northwest and will finish at Northstar and Northwest. It will include a jet flyover. The Party in the Park will begin at 5 p.m. Residents can rent a 10-person table and also receive a parking pass for Tremont School to avoid the crowds. This year’s entertainment will feature Shucking Bubba Acoustic during the dinner hour, and then Shucking Bubba Deluxe will crank it up for the rest of the evening. Float Awards for the parade will be given at 7 p.m., and the fireworks display will kick off at 10 p.m. For more information, visit


The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce invites locals out to Northam Park Aug. 11 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the Taste of Upper Arlington. The Taste is a showcase for all member businesses and a chance for the Chamber to interact with the community. The event features food from local restaurants and caterers as well as displays from area businesses, and annually attracts more than 12,000 people and 120 exhibitors. The event will also feature musical entertainment and activities for kids. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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St. Andrew Church invites you and your family out starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 for the St. Andrew Parish Festival. This event is full of activities for the entire family, including rides and games for kids and adults, food, live music, raffles, casino and much more. More than 600 parishioners volunteer to staff the booths, lead various committees and organize activities during the weekend of the festival. Admission is free. Parking is available on the neighborhood streets surrounding the parish property, the event runs through midnight Aug. 20. For more information, visit



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Alex Jones Awarded Paul J. Falco Scholarship

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Lifelong Marble Cliff resident Alex Jones was awarded the 2011 Paul J. Falco Scholarship at the Grandview Heights High School Annual Award Assembly in May. Jack Kukura, Marble Cliff Council member and the Paul J. Falco Scholarship Committee chair, made the presentation. Alex achieved a GPA of 4.2 while actively participating in Grandview Heights High School activities. He is second-team all-league MSL varCouncilperson Jack Kukura sity baseball player, district qualifier and presents the 2011 Paul J. varsity swimming record holder, Student Falco Scholarship to Alex Council Treasurer, Band Squad Leader Jones and National Honor Society officer. In his “spare time,” Alex has volunteered for numerous community activities. One such activity, a mission trip to an orphanage in Honduras, helped guide Alex toward a career in engineering. “I no longer saw engineers as people who just design new products. I saw them as professionals who can build water treatment systems for sick children, or help give people in need better educations with the help of technology,” Jones said. “I know now that I can help make part of someone’s life a little bit better with engineering, and that makes engineering an even more exciting and rewarding career path.” Alex will continue his education this fall at Notre Dame, where he plans to major in mechanical engineering.

Fiscal Officer Cynthia McKay gave Councilperson Kendy Troiano the invocation and closing prayer, and Councilperson Kendy Troiano gave the history of the Blue Star Mothers at the annual Blue Star Mothers Memorial Day Service May 26. The organization’s name comes from a red-and-white rectangular sign or flag with blue stars in the center. Parents often hung the Blue Star Flag in a window of their home to denote that a member or members of their family were serving in the armed forces. A Blue Star was changed to a gold star when a service member was killed or died while on active duty. The Tri-Village Unit of the Blue Star Mothers was organized on Oct. 6, 1943. After World War II, the unit was instrumental in establishing a World War II plaque and Memorial Park located east of the Grandview Heights Library. As the library expanded, the memorial was moved to the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Oxley Road, where it remains today. The new park was dedicated on May 27, 1970, and another plaque was added to show the names of World War I, Korea and Vietnam casualties. The Grandview Garden Club places a wreath at the Memorial Park each year and maintains the park’s garden. “It was a privilege to commemorate and honor the courage, commitment and sacrifice of those service members and their families,” Mrs. Troiano said.

Bond Refinancing Saves Village Money The Village of Marble Cliff recently completed the process of refinancing the $1 million balance on general obligation bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates to save the Village money. Council Member Jack Kukura was instrumental in negotiations with several local lending institutions. Through his efforts, the Village will save approximately $83,000 in interest payments on the remaining $1 million bond principal over the next 10 years. The Village of Marble Cliff issued the $2 million in general obligation bonds in 2000 to allow the Village to purchase nine acres of property at the south end of Cambridge Boulevard and develop the Tarpy Woods Park. The park’s natural beauty and outstanding bird-watching

opportunities have been enjoyed by Village residents and visitors ever since. The original bond issue had a variable interest rate ranging from 5 percent in the first five years to 5.75 percent in the final five years. Mr. Kukura was able to negotiate a fixed 3.99 percent interest rate on the new 10-year bonds issued by the Huntington Bank. “Village Council agreed that, given the current economic situation, the benefit of locking in the lower rate and paying an early payment penalty outweighed the risk of waiting until Tarpy Woods Trail December to finalize the refinancing,” said Mayor Kent Studebaker. This action by Village officials reflects their commitment to controlling Village expenditures while working to attract businesses to the community. 9



Celebrate the Lazy Daze of Summer Arts Council throws the 18th annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival

By Devan Toncler As summer comes closer to its end, the children of Grandview Heights are trying to stuff as many fun community events as they can into their quickly diminishing summer break. With that in mind, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council is hosting its 18th annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival. The festival, slated for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, has been packing Grandview Heights with art enthusiasts for one Saturday each summer since 1994. The Arts Council has carried on the tradition as part of its mission to enrich the life of the community through experiences that promote, support and encourage the arts, art education and creativity. This year’s Lazy Daze lineup of events and artists’ displays is sure to bring the community together to appreciate the talent residing right in its own back yard. Admission and parking is free, offering everyone the opportunity to come and see the wide array of art that will be judged for several festival awards, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. A total of 55 artists are coming from all over Ohio and surrounding states to be part of this year’s festival, says Jeri Diehl Cusack, a member of the festival committee. Featured artists’ work includes basketry, glasswork, painting, jewelry and photography. 10

Though the deadline to submit art- Children’s activities and family entertainment work has passed, there are many other are also part of the Lazy Daze lineup. ways to be involved in the festival. The Arts Council is always happy to accept volunteers to help set up and make Lazy Daze a fun time for the artists and the visitors, says Nancy Kukla, an artist who shows her work around central Ohio. “I tell everybody at other shows that you won’t be treated this well at any other festival” Kukla says. “People at Lazy Daze go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable.” The festival is focused mostly on art, but there will be plenty of other things to do and see. Visitors can enjoy food from DK Diner, 2011 Lazy Daze of Dairy Queen Summer Festival and Kona Ice 11a.m. -6 p.m., Sat., July 23 and Family On the lawn of the Grandview Concessions. There will be Heights Public Library daylong entertainment on


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Digfest = SUCCESS! Despite the rainy weather, the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce hosted nearly 3,000 people at its first-ever Digfest event Saturday, June 18. “Drinks in Grandview,” held from 4-10 p.m. at Grandview Yard, celebrated local beverage producers such as Watershed Distillery, Elevator Brewing and Soine Winery. The evening also featured central Ohio foods and the tunes of Colin Gawel and the Lonely Bones. Michelle Wilson, executive director of the Grandview Chamber, says the event was a great success and is looking forward to hosting it again next summer.

Lazy Daze will feature food from DK Diner, Dairy Queen and Kona Ice and Family Concessions the main stage, including Imaginating Dramatics, Lydia Brownfield and belly dancers from Habeeba’s Dance of the Arts. Also on the festival agenda are free children’s activities, community and business showcases, a silent auction to benefit the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council and the Friends of the Library’s Book and AV sale. The proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Grandview library, says Cusack, but most of the money raised goes to the Arts Council scholarship fund through the Columbus Foundation. For more information visit, www. Devan Toncler is a contributing writer for Tri-Village Magazine.





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hopping local and purchasing products made in America are becoming more and more important to the conscientious consumer.

One Grandview graphic designer took on the job of making it easier for consumers to know where their goods are produced. Marcie Gabor, senior art director with Conrad Phillips Vutech on Goodale Avenue, created the “Made in USA” brand logo. Gabor – who lives in West Jefferson with her husband, Steve, and their daughter, Lauren – has a background in art direction and branding. She wanted to create a “Made in America” logo that would be consistent and recognizable to all shoppers, she says. “The ‘Made in USA’ brand is a certification mark and a non-mandatory brand enhancer,” Gabor says. “Over the last five to six years, I’ve been watching how a lot of companies have been using a ‘Made in the USA’


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logo, but there was never anything official. I saw (the logo) as an opportunity that many businesses were missing.” The logo, which is in the shape of a hand and looks like the American flag, allows companies to distinguish themselves from competitors – an important quality to have during tough economic times, she says. “I enjoy the conversations I have with United States business owners and learning about their unique ‘Made in USA’ stories,” says Gabor. “Their excitement of how the ‘Made in USA’ brand certification mark is going to identify to their customers that their products are made in the USA is also very rewarding.” The logo received registration status on Dec. 14, 2010, but began signing on companies in June 2010. Last year, 15 companies registered with the “Made in USA” brand, and that number has grown exponentially. Today, more than 250 companies have registered with the logo, including Velvet Ice Cream, Norwalk Furniture and Franklin International. “Companies across the country are utilizing the mark,” Gabor says, “even in Alaska and Hawaii.” And consumers have responded well to its simple but attractive design. 14

“I wanted (the logo) to honor the American flag, but at the same time, resemble the hand of the Americans that are doing the work,” Gabor says. “The business handshake (represents) the quality and reliability of the product, and the white star (cradled in the blue palm) represents unity.” “Made in USA” has also been a great way for Conrad Phillips Vutech to meet manufacturers, Gabor says. “CPV has a passion for manufacturing and advertising with those type of businesses,” she says. “We’ve had a lot of great conversations with them about their business.” The “Made in USA” certification mark is also growing in Ohio, and Gabor hopes that the mark will enhance not only local businesses, but also the economy as a whole. “Companies that utilize the ‘Made in USA’ brand as an identifier can help the economy,” she says. “Consumers see the mark, (buy the products), and in return, jobs are brought back to Ohio and to the United States.” For more information on Gabor and the “Made in USA” logo, visit Cara Laviola is a contributing writer for Tri-Village Magazine.

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group of local artists has taken a horrific symbol of cancer and turned it into inspirational art.

Courage Unmasked, an endeavor of the Joan Levy Bisesi Foundation, has taken radiation masks and survivors of head and neck cancer and paired them with artists to help share the survivors’ stories. The Courage Unmasked campaign began earlier this year, and the traveling exhibition has been making stops around central Ohio for the past few months. It will appear at the Grandview Heights Public Library July 1425. “The Courage Unmasked campaign is amazing for a lot of reasons,” says Melinda Cogley, executive director of the foundation. “The mask is a hated symbol (of the cancer), and most every patient at the end of radiation is offered the mask to keep, but most don’t want it. We commissioned artists to turn these radiation masks into fine art.” The radiation masks are used to help hold a patient still during radiation for cancer treatment, Cogley says. The masks also help the doctors pinpoint where to apply the treatment. “The patient is lying on his back and there is a frame all the way around the mask that is bolted to the table,” she says. “The mask is formed exactly to the face of each patient. Some patients have 30 to 85 treatments that take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes a day until they’re finished.” The Courage Unmasked exhibit now features 29 masks from 26 local artists. The campaign will culminate Oct. 21 at Franklin Park Conservatory with a gala and auction of the masks. Jeanie Auseon, a mixed-fiber artist from Upper Arlington, created a piece through the inspiration of Itzhak Brook, a doctor from the Washington, D.C. area who also is a survivor of head and neck cancer. Brook, who wrote a book about his experience with the cancer called My Voice: A Physician’s Personal Experience With Throat Cancer, lost his actual voice after part of his larynx was removed during his battle with throat cancer. Auseon took Brook’s voice as her inspiration for her mask, she says. 20


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The exhibit is a visual reminder that cancer does have survivors, says Ruthanne James, president of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council. The council helped bring Courage Unmasked to the Grandview Heights Library. “When you think of cancer, you think of who you’ve lost,” she says. “In my opinion, I look at this exhibit to show that we do have survivors. … I think that people need to be reminded.” For more information about the Courage Unmasked campaign and the exhibit at the Grandview Heights Public Library, visit

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efore contacting Justin Collamore, Upper Arlington artist Judy Hazen worked from home in a space many would consider the appropriate size for a shoe closet.

She had to venture from her home on Lane Road in Upper Arlington to her rented studio space in the Short North – a place that she says is great for artists, but tough for renters on a budget. Three years later, Hazen, a painter and sculptor who describes her work as contemporary realism, now works from a home art studio completed by Collamore Built Residential Design and Construction. The studio addition sits on land that formerly was a garden on the side of the home Hazen, 75, lives in with her husband, Bill. Her thought was, “I pay taxes on (the land), so I should go ahead and use it the way I want to, and the way I wanted to was to have an art studio.” 22

Collamore strove to make the 319-square-foot space feel larger than it is, as city zoning restrictions would not allow for a bigger space. For one, the side yard setback, or how close the side of the home may get to the Hazen’s property line, only allowed a width of 9 ½ feet. “The zoning and the building setback make the shape of the building as far as the footprint of it,” Collamore says. “We just really tried to avoid through the whole design process the idea of making it feel like a bowling alley.” He expanded the feeling of space by putting in a number of windows, as well as glass doors leading to the outside and skylights; constructing a unique roof that points downward in the center rather than upward; and creating built-in shelves. “When you get into art, part of the fun is buying more art supplies,” says Hazen, who filled her shelves an hour after they were finished. The shelves give her plenty of space to house such supplies while visually expanding the space. The roofline was the most cumbersome part of the project, Collamore says. “The most challenging part beyond staying within the

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Crown Point Our Clients...Our Priority. 614.451.3302 quirements of zoning, which was the first big challenge, was getting this roofline to work as far as the engineering of the structure,” he says. The roofline, a key feature that allows the studio to blend in with the rest of the home, gives the impression that Hazen’s studio is rather like two studios in one. Hazen reserves the north side of the studio, which features the most natural lighting, for drawing and painting, and uses the south side to sculpt. The south side opens to a 148-squarefoot brick patio that leads to the pool. Collamore, who often does landscape architecture, designed the greeneryframed brick patio space as well as the studio. Completion of both took roughly three months. Perhaps the longest process was the staining of the floor. Collamore chose

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The new Matt the Miller’s opened March 28 at 1400 Grandview Ave. The restaurant’s first location, which opened in 2008, is a popular spot in Dublin. The interior of the restaurant has three distinct sections: a conference room to the south, the bar to the north and the dining room in the center. In the corner by the bar is a section of tables located next to huge, often wide open windows that face the street – the restaurant’s answer to patio dining, which it cannot technically offer. “It’s our indoor-outdoor patio,” says tavern General Manager Rob Pearson. The Grandview and Dublin locations have the same menus and the same specials, of which have proven just as popular in Grandview as they have in Dublin, says Pearson.




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Still, the Grandview location does maintain some distinctions from its Dublin cousin. For one thing, the different demographic results in the dinner crowd lingering later. That “allows us a later dinner … we do keep the kitchen open here later than in Dublin,” Pearson says. Among the Matt the Miller’s menu highlights are the Bavarian pretzel bites dusted with sea salt and served with roasted garlic sauce and sweet and tangy mustard sauce; the ahi tuna flatbread with avocado slices, Asian slaw, toasted sesame seeds, wasabi aioli and soy reduction; the shrimp and grits, with tasso ham, peppers, onions and a creamy Cajun sauce; and the intimidating Miller burger, a handmade 12-oz. burger served on a house-made rosemary potato bun and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic sauce and creamy slaw, with a steak knife plunged through the top to keep it all in place. “Shrimp and grits is one of my favorites,” says Executive Chef Brian McCafferty. “I tell everybody it’s my ‘get out of jail free’ card with my wife.” New menu items are also gaining popularity among patrons – like the Hawaiian sunfish with macadamia butter, pineapple chutney, coconut edamame rice and fresh vegetables. The bar also prides itself on variety, with 26 beers on tap, of

which 16 are seasonal rotating taps – some of them fairly rare beers. “It’s designed for the beer geek,” says Pearson. Also at the bar are no fewer than 20 martinis – ranging from the standard Cosmopolitan and James Bond (shaken, not stirred) to the Blueberry Basil Limoncello and the Blood Orange. Eighty-plus bottles of wine round out the bar menu. Pearson has heard some complaints about the noise level in the bar, he says, but steps are being taken to remedy that by mid-July. Efforts to install sound-absorbing elements are a top priority. “That’s the one thing that we’ve probably heard that’s the most continuous,” says Pearson. The conference room, too, offers a unique experience, Pearson says. It seats 25 comfortably and comes equipped with any audiovisual equipment that might be needed for a presentation, including a 60-inch flat-screen TV. “We provide everything except for the laptop,” Pearson says. Garth Bishop is a contributing editor for Tri-Village Magazine.

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These days, the dish is a best-seller on the menu, which also features a number of small-plate dishes, salads, pasta and an extensive wine list. The Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce, which puts on Taste of Upper Arlington each year and is a neighbor to Moretti’s in the Tremont Center, does not necessarily like Moretti’s waitand-see approach to creating the main entree for the festival, Moretti says. “The chamber hates me,” he jokes. In accordance with Moretti’s style, he says he does not yet know what will be on the menu for this year’s Taste event. The restaurant does plan to premier one of its newest desserts at Taste of Upper Arlington, says Moretti’s pastry chef Jami Householder. The treat: cheesecake pops. Moretti is grateful for the massive support he and the restaurant have received from the surrounding community over the years at Taste of Upper Arlington, he says. “It just makes me very proud and thankful,” Moretti says, noting that much of the restaurant’s success hinges on the dedication of his employees and the help from his three children, Makayla, Myles and Mason. Myles, he says, wakes up at 6 a.m. the day of the festival to help out in the kitchen to prepare for the Taste. “They just put a lot of time and energy into helping me out,” Moretti says.

For the 10th year, the Tremont Center restaurant will feature its delicacies at the Taste of Upper Arlington. The event is scheduled for 3:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at Northam Park. Moretti’s food hasn’t just been impressing patrons – the restaurant has also been racking up awards. Last year, Moretti’s won the People’s Choice Award, second place for its Sausage Slider appetizer, first place for its Tuscan Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese entrée, and third place for its Caramel Apple Cheesecake. It’s an honor to be recognized by the community year after year, says owner Tim Moretti. “I love the community,” he says. “Upper Arlington really supports us.” Moretti loves using the annual festival as a way to roll out new menu items, Moretti says. Last year, the Tuscan Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, topped with a piece of roasted chicken and onion straws, made its debut. The dish was the result of “playing around” in the kitchen just days before the event, Moretti says. “I wait until about a week prior, to make sure it all works,” he says. “I like to wait; there are always new things that come Gail Martineau is editor of Tri-Village Magazine. to my head.” 28

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