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Granville Magazine

Steve Matheny, Executive Director Online: | Email: 125 East Broadway | Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4490

The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders whose purpose is to maximize the value and relevance of business by stimulating commerce, advocating for our businesses, and supporting responsible business development that preserves our heritage and sustains the quality of life in the community.

Editor: Tom Argyle Publication produced by: HFM Publications, LLC Contributing writers: Jill Buterbaugh, Andrew Kohn Steve Matheny, Adrienne Molnar, Ginny Sharkey, Ashley Wade Photography: Gary Chisolm SPECIAL THANKS: The Granville Historical Society The Granville Public Library



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What’s Inside Welcome

River Trails by Redwood p. 5

DISTINCTIVE SINGLE-STORY APARTMENT HOMES Private attached garages | Two full bathrooms Open floor plan | Pets welcome

Two Iconic Properties Once Again Linked

p. 9

Historic Charm Meets Modern Luxury

p. 10

Spring Events

p. 11

Summer Events

p. 13

Eating Locally

p. 20

Autumn Events

p. 21

Kendal at Granville Celebrates 10 Years

p. 23

The Buxton Inn – A Historic Rennovation

p. 25

Granville – Bed & Breakfast Options

p. 27

Winter Events

p. 30

GACC Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide

p. 15

River Trails 2260 River Road Granville, OH 43023


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Upon first visiting Granville, many feel as though they’ve stepped back in time to a kinder and gentler locale… an unhurried place where folks still stop and chat on by Steve Matheny the street and people want to learn your name and become acquainted. Small town America still exists, and you’ll find the best of it here in Granville.



People also are struck by the look and feel of our well-kept Village. If you didn’t know better, you’d swear you were in a quaint New England college town! There’s a reason behind this phenomenon. Granville was founded by settlers from Massachusetts and Connecticut over two hundred years ago, who arrived with a clear vision of their new home. Key elements of that initial concept are still evident today. You may even be reminded of Lerner and Loewe’s charming musical, Brigadoon. In that classic production, a magical village in the Scottish highlands appears only for one day every one hundred years. This mystical phenomenon occurs in order to protect Brigadoon’s warmth and simplicity from being changed by the outside world.

There’s more to the story, of course, but you may nonetheless recognize some parallels upon your first visit to Granville. However, unlike Brigadoon, Granville does not disappear into the mist for centuries at a time. Despite our reverence for our historical past, we strive to continually rejuvenate and renew our village. In this year’s publication, you’ll find three stories which describe the thoughtfulness, care, and commitment behind the renovation of several iconic landmarks in our Village. In recent years, Denison University acquired both the Granville Inn and the Donald Ross-designed Granville Golf Course (now known as the Denison Golf Club at Granville). After a nearly year-long renovation effort the Granville Inn re-opened in May and, thanks to Denison’s continued on page 6


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new stewardship, golfers will continue to play on one of the most scenic and challenging public courses in Ohio. Equally impressive are the remarkable renovation efforts currently underway at the historic Buxton Inn. The Buxton is honoring its distinction as being the oldest continuously operating Inn in Ohio by conducting its rejuvenation and renovation – one room at a time – while remaining open. It is a great comfort to Granville residents and visitors alike that these two landmark properties will continue to operate as Inns and serve our community for many years to come. In this issue you’ll also learn that Granville offers a number of highly respected bed and breakfast options. And, you’ll find a feature story about the Eating Local initiative, what this means, and why Granville has truly become a food destination. True to our agricultural roots and heritage, Granville is at the forefront of this growing national trend. We’re proud of the inroads that have been made in efforts to source healthy and locally grown produce and farm products. Finally, we also take an opportunity this year to spotlight the remarkable success of Kendal at Granville – a unique Quaker-based continuing care retirement community. In 2015, Kendal at Granville will observe its tenth anniversary. They are a shining example of a highcaliber, community-focused service organization which has thrived in the local area. I hope I have enticed you to visit and explore all that Granville has to offer. Words and pictures alone aren’t sufficient to tell the full story. If you have the opportunity,

I encourage you to stop by the Chamber of Commerce office located in the heart of the Village. We’d love to tell you more about our unique hometown!

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Two Iconic Properties Once Again Linked by Ginny Sharkey

When Denison University purchased the Granville Inn in 2013, it wasn’t following a long-term strategy to enter the restaurant and lodging business. Rather, the college realized it was time to step in when the previous purchase contract was pulled. “We feel fortunate to be able to act on this opportunity to invest in our remarkable community and in this iconic property,” said Seth Patton, Vice President for Finance and Management at Denison, “We believe it is important for the continued health of the village and surrounding area to keep the Inn viable. Not only is it a significant local employer, its services are important to Granville’s downtown and to Denison visitors, as well.” The college has invested heavily in the Inn, which opened in 1924. The $9 million restoration and renovation has been sensitive to the original architecture, which was in the style of a grand English-style manor house. Local legend has it that scenes of a 1942 Henry Fonda movie based on a script written by James Thurber, “The Male Animal,” were filmed in part at the Inn. Indeed, Thurber was rumored to have spent quite some time in Granville and the Inn itself is referenced in the movie.

“Denison certainly did not plan to become an innkeeper,” said Patton, “but because of the strong ties and shared interests between Denison and Granville, we are committed to this project. The goal is to enhance the Granville Inn, making it a vital and successful business.” Columbus Hospitality has been selected to run the Inn’s daily operations as well as the food services at another recent Denison acquisition, the Denison Golf Club at Granville, formerly known as the Granville Golf Course. The golf course was given as a gift to the college from its shareholders in 2014. continued on page 10



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It is appropriate that the two properties are once again linked through ownership; they were both built by John Sutphin Jones who hired legendary golf course architect Donald Ross to design the course and prominent Columbus architect Frank L. Packard to design the Inn. Packard also redesigned another Jones property, the Bryn Du Mansion, which was originally built in 1865, and the Granville Public Library, a project for which Jones donated $10,000 in 1922. The Denison Golf Club, long noted as one of the best public courses in the Midwest, is a prime example of Ross’ genius, taking full advantage of the rolling Welsh Hills terrain to create spectacular views and challenging holes. Hole No. 18, with a vista of the village of Granville in the foreground and the Denison campus atop College Hill beyond, is especially stunning.

Historic Charm Meets Modern Luxury at the

Newly Restored

Granville Inn

The gorgeous 1924 course is still true to Ross’ vision, though it has been updated to be even more appealing to players of all levels. “We want to make this a very friendly course for everyone who likes to play — from serious amateurs to those who just want to enjoy a day in beautiful surroundings,” says Ben Cavey, Regional Operations Manager for Davey Golf, the firm chosen to manage the Denison Golf Club.

For more than 90 years the Granville Inn has been a treasured landmark, community gathering place and destination in the Village of Granville.

by Jill Buterbaugh

The Inn was purchased by Denison University in 2013 and after a carefully planned and meticulously executed restoration and renovation the Granville Inn re-opened its doors to the community in May. A labor of love for many, the planning and construction took just over one year to complete. And, in recognition of the important relationship between the Inn and the community, every effort was made to work with local continued on next page

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Visit the historic Granville Inn, a spectacularly renovated English manor perfect for weekend getaways, business meetings, or five-star dining any night of the week. We invite you to experience true luxury and incomparable service in the heart of Granville.

Historically charming.

Exquisitely transformed. Delightfully delicious. 314 East Broadway | Granville, Ohio 43023 | 740.587.3333 |

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craftsmen and to source local materials. Robertson Construction of Heath, Ohio, was responsible for overseeing the renovation and other services including design, plumbing, electrical, painting and finish work which was all performed by central Ohio companies.

Designed to maintain the original splendor while adding modern amenities The renovation team sought guidance from local historians, archives from Denison University, and even artifacts found carefully tucked into corners and hidden behind walls to guide the restoration. Nine new guest rooms were added on the third floor by raising the roof on the back side of the building, creating a total of 39, including three suites. The renovated Inn also features the addition of modernized mechanicals, most notably an elevator, as well as new heating and cooling systems, fire alarms and sprinklers. The former Carriage House was transformed into an intimate new event space suitable for up to 60 people. The three Carriage House doors open into a walled courtyard creating a lovely outdoor entertaining area perfect for small weddings, parties, social and business gatherings. continued on page 12


Each March, dates may vary.

Daffodil Show

Each Spring at Bryn Du Mansion. Save the Date: April 16 – 17, 2016

The Great Granville Garage Sale Each Spring, usually in early May.

Farmers Market

Saturdays, May 9 to October 31 N. Main Street at Broadway 8:30 am – Noon and Tuesdays, June 9 to September 29 Ross Granville Market Parking Lot 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


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Denison Hall, formerly known as the Great Hall, received a complete facelift with higher ceilings, new carpeting, updated fixtures and artwork. All of the banquet and meeting spaces have been equipped with state-of-the art audio visual equipment and technology that provides a significant upgrade to what the Inn previously offered and creates a functional and unique option for business meetings and retreats. Perhaps the most noticeable change that has come from the renovation was made to accommodate today’s more casual dining trends. The former pub space is now the formal dining room, and the area that formerly hosted the main dining room is a larger, livelier tavern space — with restored original wood paneling, original light fixtures and working fireplaces.

Now in Granville!

The heart of the Inn remains the kitchen The state-of-the-art restaurant and catering kitchens are a new ‘canvas’ for the chef and his team, inspiring incredible new dishes along with traditional customer favorites. The award-winning Oak Room restaurant offers fine dining with chef-inspired menus, creative entrées, and a sophisticated ambiance perfect for even the most special occasion. The new Tavern at the Inn is a warm and welcoming spot where guests can enjoy classic tavern dishes such as fish and chips, specialty burgers and soups, along with daily and weekly chef specials and seasonal offerings. The Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy European continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks any day of the week. Whether passing through town, planning a getaway, dreaming about a wedding or simply in search of a delicious bite to eat, be sure to stop in and experience the true luxury and incomparable service of the new Granville Inn.

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SUMMER EVENTS Memorial Day Parade May 25, 10:30 am

Concerts on the Green

6:30 pm, Denison Fine Arts Quad Begins Memorial Day, May 25 Sundays June 7, 21, 28; July 12 & 26; August 2 & 16

Polo on the Great Lawn Bryn Du Mansion 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays June 7 – September 27 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival

Bryn Du Mansion Friday, June 12, 5:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday, June 13, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Independence Day Festival Wednesday, July 1 thru Saturday, July 4 Fireworks on July 2 Parade on July 4

Porsche Club of America Car Show 500 Porsches! Downtown Granville Saturday, July 25


Saturday, August 8

Annual fireworks display at Wildwood Park


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July 17, 2015 Join us for a movie under the stars on the front lawn of Bryn Du Mansion (537 Jones Rd, Granville, OH). Gates open at 8pm with activities until 8:45pm. Movie, "Big Hero 6" begins at 8:45pm. Brought to you by Granville Recreation District and Granville Public Library.

Concert on the Green Series

Free and open to all. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chairs and join us on the Denison University's Fine Arts Quad (338 W Broadway, Granville, OH) and enjoy free concerts starting at 6:30PM all summer long! Monday May 25, Parrots of the Caribbean Sunday June 7, Hillbilly Idol Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club of Granville Sunday June 21, Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers Senior Ice Cream Social (sponsored by Hoesktra-McPeek Funeral Home & Home Instead) Sunday June 28, The Motown Sounds of Touch Sponsored by: Kendal at Granville Sunday July 12, Yiddishe Cup Sunday July 26, Andes Manta Sunday August 2, Mousetrap Sponsored by: Licking Memorial Health Systems Sunday August 16, Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp Sponsored by: Granville Rotary

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Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide

If you are visiting Granville or planning a trip here, the Business Directory lists places to stay, shop, dine and be entertained. To help you plan a visit to Granville, call the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 587-4490 or e-mail us at We are glad to offer suggestions! If you are a resident of Granville, the Chamber invites you to use this Business Directory to help you find the services you need. The Chamber of Commerce business members are dedicated to serving the residents as well as visitors within the Granville area.


(740) 587-0001

The Welsh Hills Inn

Kensington House

(740) 321-1493

(740) 587-4926

WillowBrooke B&B

Kussmaul Gallery

DoubleTree by Hilton

(740) 924-6161

(740) 321-1400

Ross Granville Market

Fraley House B&B


(740) 322-6455

(800) 578-0611

Hampton Inn (740) 788-8991

Orchard House B&B

(740) 651-1850

Porch House B&B (740) 587-1995

The Broadway Guest House (740) 587-0321

The Historic Granville Inn (740) 587-3333

(740) 587-1490

G. Lieberman & Sons, Ltd (740) 587-2860

Granville Milling Co. (740) 587-0221

Green Velvet (740) 587-0515

Jan’s In Stitches (740) 587-0361

(740) 587-0031

Sunbear Studios & Gallery (740) 924-2656

East Central Ohio Score (740) 345-7458

Manufacturers’ Education Council

(614) 229-7990

CUISINE \ FOOD & CONFECTIONS Aladdin Restaurant (740) 920-4144

Granville Gourmet Whoopie Pies

(740) 975-4474

Ila’s Gourmet Popcorn (740) 767-2676

Knuckleheads (740) 587-0850

Palumbo’s Italian Market (740) 587-0409

Sustain Jewelry

Alfie’s Wholesome Food

River Road Coffeehouse

(614) 493-6135

(740) 321-1111

(740) 587-7266

The Going Green Store

Brews Cafe (740) 587-0249

Sunbeam Family Farm

(740) 963-9644

Thirty-One Gifts Amy Menster (330) 760-6588

Buckeye Lake Winery (740) 246-5665

Day Y Noche Verizon Wireless - Z Wireless (740) 587-0204 (740) 281-1211

ARCHITECTS Northpoint Architectural Consultants of Ohio (740) 349-3222

BUSINESS SERVICES CompManagement, Inc. (800) 825-6755 ex. 8145

Elms Pizza Parlor (740) 587-1032

Goumas Candyland (740) 587-4726

Goumas Confections (740) 587-4905

(740) 507-5615

Three Oaks Vineyard, LLC (740) 535-6257

Woolson Spice Co. (740) 877-2041

EMERGENCY SERVICES AdvantaClean Environmental of East Central Ohio (740) 328-8600

ENGRAVING / AWARDS Ryder Engraving Inc.

(740) 927-7193

ENTERTAINMENT ARTS & RECREATION Cathy Tietz Boring Glass/Clay Artist (740) 587-1722

Granville Dance & Music Academy

(740) 587-4409

GS Benefit & College Planning Solutions


(740) 597-2001

Jeryne Peterson Morgan Stanley

(614) 473-2440 theedwardsgroupsb

McLain, Hill, Rugg & Granville Recreation District Associates, Inc (740) 587-1976

Granville Studio of Visual Arts (740) 587-2371

Home Video Studio

(740) 348-5865

(740) 349-0771

Moller & Associates An Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisory Practice (740) 587-1592

NBC Wealth Management

(614) 638-1017\kathleen.mahoney

Nolan Cox, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Chrysalis Hair Design

(740) 587-7887

Hope Farm Granville (740) 321-1387

Lake Hudson, Inc (740) 587-0907

Lazy River at Granville (740) 366-4385

(740) 587-4044

Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc (740) 344-2600

The Edwards Group at Lou and Gib Reese Ice Arena Morgan Stanley (740) 349-6784

Newark Midland Theatre Association, Inc (740) 345-5483

Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra (740) 587-1406

Weathervane Playhouse (740) 366-4616

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The Granville Investment Group, Inc (740) 587-3975

Willison Investment Strategies

(740) 587-0405

FITNESS & BEAUTY A Place To Call Om (740) 404-9190

FINANCIAL PLANNING INVESTMENTS & ACCOUNTING Dixon, Davis, Always Forward CrossFit Bagent & Company (740) 507-4378 (740) 321-1000

Changing Directions Mary Kay

(740) 522-3111

Denise’s Salon on South Main (740) 929-2222

HFP Racing

(614) 401-9645

My Soaps

(740) 967-8388

New Day Spa II (740) 522-0772


(740) 587-0376

FUNERAL HOME Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Inc

(740) 366-3343

McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home (740) 587-0161

GOVERNMENT Granville Township (740) 587-3885

(740) 670-5330

Village of Granville (740) 587-0707

HEALTH & MEDICAL Athletico Physical Therapy (740) 321-1021

Better Minds Group

Village Core Fitness

Central Ohio Geriatrics

(740) 587-1543

(740) 587-7260

(888) 531-7444

Willow Tree Spa

Cherry Westgate Family Practice

(740) 344-0466


(740) 344-3372

Custom CareGiving (740) 587-1111

Granville Dental (740) 587-4891

Granville Vision Center (740) 587-4741

Hearing Edge, LLC

Licking County Soil and Water (740) 321-3396

Shaklee Nutrition Office (740) 920-4000

Crock Orthodontics

(740) 587-0087

Interim Health Care (740) 349-8700

Licking Memorial Family Practice - Granville (740) 348-4840

Licking Memorial Health Systems (740) 348-4000

Mantonya Chiropractic & Wellness Centers (740) 366-6601

Moundbuilders General Dentistry (740) 344-1810

Creekstone Benefits, LLC

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(740) 967-0210

Drew Bennett Insurance & Financial Services (740) 587-7526

Greenlee Hilton Insurance (740) 587-7523

Hoffmann & Associates Insurance Services, Inc

Paumier Medical Management Group, Inc (740) 587-1361

Rejuvenations Facial Aesthetic Clinic (740) 344-8118

HOME & GARDEN Amish Oak Furniture Company/York Interiors (740) 927-4090

Studio Artiflora

(740) 587-3515

John Klauder Assoc. Landscape & Design Ltd (740) 587-3366

McCullough’s Tree Service (740) 321-1080

Mowtivated Mowers

(740) 587-0255

Neica Raker Interiors Ltd. Allied ASID (740) 403-3655

Village Landscapes Ltd (740) 404-3855

Berwick Services - Carpet & HOME BUILDER / APTS Furniture Cleaning REMODEL / REPAIR & (740) 817-1227 DEVELOPER BCH General Contracting, LLC Budget Blinds of Mid Ohio (740) 920-4249 (740) 501-3434

Downey’s Carpet Care of Granville (740) 587-4258

Fackler Country Gardens (740) 522-3128

Granville Lumber Co. (740) 587-0796

Buckeye Valley BIA (740) 345-2898

Ghiloni Custom Builders, Inc (740) 587-0777

Gibraltar Custom Builders, LLC (740) 587-2993

Ken Theo Remodeling, LLC (614) 902-0338

Ketron Custom Builders (740) 587-4442

McClain Development, Inc (740) 345-3700

Monogram Homes (614) 750-2157

Mickey’s Roofing (740) 587-2645

Redwood Management (216) 360-9473

Roof Medic

(614) 573-5545

Terra Nova Builders (843) 437-6494

INSURANCE SERVICES Allstate Insurance J. Long Financial Group (740) 334-4388

Americo Insurance Devin Koser

MARKETING / MEDIA / PRINTING / ADVERTISING & GRAPHICS Creative Conceptual Branding (614) 805-0122

Granville Sentinel (740) 587-3397

Schneider-Handel Insurance Agency

Grayson Graphics

(740) 344-9477

Shawan-Marquis Agency, Inc (614) 889-0250

LEGAL services Handelman Law Office (740) 349-8581

(740) 927-7080

HFM Publications, LLC (614) 619-3977

Jodi Melfi Design, Ltd (614) 805-7873

Leader Printing Co. (740) 522-2149

McDonald & Woodward Law Offices of Mona J. Fine Publishing (740) 366-1525

Mann Legal Services, LLC (740) 407-2609

Pappas Gibson, LLC (614) 792-7200

Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, PLL (740) 345-3431

Richard E Kozlowski, Esq. (740) 920-4322

Rosenberg & Ball Co., LPA (888) 680-6797

Barton & Associates, Inc

Adam Vernau, LLC


(740) 888-1246

(614) 899-3161

(740) 323-6206

(740) 587-1105

LIFE COACH Your Better Path

(740) 587-2637

(740) 321-1140

Minuteman Press / City Block Ads (740) 345-4494

Phoenix Graphix (740) 587-3659


(740) 399-3538

The Novelty Advertising Company (740) 334-9641

WCLT Radio (740) 345-4004

MORTGAGE & BANKING Chase Bank (740) 587-3461


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First Federal Savings & Loan (740) 587-0242

Heartland Bank (740) 349-7888

Park National Bank (740) 587-0238


Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (740) 587-0410

Sugarloaf Park Foundation (740) 587-1105

The Dawes Arboretum (740) 323-2355

The Granville Foundation

The Salvation Army

(740) 587-7053

(740) 345-8120

Granville Historical Society

PETS Village Pet Market

(740) 587-3951

Robbins Hunter Museum (740) 587-0430

The Works

(740) 349-9277

NETWORKING Licking County Business and Professional Women (740) 964-2007

NON-PROFIT Granville Area Chamber of Commerce (740) 587-4490

Granville Rotary Club

Kiwanis Club of Granville

Licking County Coalition for Housing (740) 345-1970

United Way of Licking County (740) 345-6685

(740) 587-3656

PHOTOGRAPHY Chisolm Studios (740) 644-7911

Harvest of Memories (740) 877-5101

PLUMBING Frank Romei and Son Plumbing

(740) 587-0236

REAL ESTATE Gledhill Robbins & Talis Group of HER Realtors (614) 610-1417

Jim Bidigare - Coldwell Banker King Thompson (740) 587-2000

(614) 562-0989

Paul Jackson - Coldwell Banker King Thompson

(740) 973-0671

Pinkerton Real Estate Services (740) 587-4848

Berkshire Hathaway Integrity One Realtors, Patti Urbatis (740) 587-7042

INT Information Systems, Inc (740) 587-3827

JCC Consulting, Inc (740) 587-0157

Screen Shot LLC (740) 344-7468

RE/MAX Premier Choice, Lisa McKivergin (740) 587-1900 x101

Shai Commercial Real Estate, Ltd (740) 587-7441

Southgate Corporation (740) 522-2151

YouthBuild Columbus Community School (614) 291-0805

RELIGIOUS New Hope Lutheran Church SENIOR SERVICES (740) 587-0345 Granville Senior Center (740) 587-1333

Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center (740) 928-4246 Kendal at Granville Keller Williams Classic Properties, Elizabeth Davis SCHOOLS CHILDCARE & (323) 528-6616 EDUCATION Keller Williams Greater C-TEC (740) 364-2832 Columbus Real Estate, Julie Judge, Realtor

RE/MAX Consultant Group PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / The Village Partners (740) 587-0141 COMPUTERS AlphaLink Technologies, Inc (740) 788-9000

USA-1 Real Estate

(740) 927-3400

Denison University 1-800-DENISON

(740) 321-0400

Middleton Senior Living (740) 587-0059

The Inn at SharonBrooke (740) 366-7333

TRAVEL & TOURISM Granville Child Care Center Above & Beyond (Kids’ Space, Inc.) Travel, Inc (740) 587-3076

Granville Christian Academy (740) 587-4423

Granville Education Foundation

(740) 587-0321

(740) 323-6208

Greater Licking County C&VB

(740) 345-8224

VEHICLE SALES & REPAIR Abe’s Body Shop (740) 587-3389

Granville Exempted School Auto Detail Doctor District (740) 587-8101

Granville Parent Cooperative Preschool (740) 587-0497

Granville Public Library (740) 587-0196

Welsh Hills School (740) 522-2020

(614) 309-5428

John Hinderer Honda (740) 522-1106

US Army US Army Recruiter, Denise Puskar (614) 352-5661

Utilities The Energy Cooperative (800) 255-6815

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Eating Locally by Andrew Kohn

In the Village of Granville eating locally means local restaurants using locally sourced ingredients. The Farm-to-Table movement has swept the nation with chefs sourcing products grown in local gardens, supporting family farms, and utilizing their community food infrastructure. Licking County is no different — with the founding of the 30 Mile Meal Project, members of our community are working to promote a local food collaboration that facilitates institutional and restaurant purchasing and promotes local food access, all while furthering the goal of economic development in and around Licking County. Granville is uniquely suited to take full advantage of this local movement. Many restaurants source products from community farms. This may range from offering a locally brewed beer on tap to creating a menu that takes full advantage of the numerous local

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farm yields. Our highly respected Granville Farmers Market brings more than 50 local vendors to the community every Saturday morning (from early May through October), with offerings that range from in-season vegetables and humanely raised meats to delicious baked goods, and flowers grown in county soil. While families certainly take advantage of the Market, chefs also can be seen perusing the fresh produce as the official cowbell rings, signifying the opening of the Market. When visiting Granville to enjoy the Farmers Market take time to stay for lunch. Many restaurants will have at least one daily special composed of items freshly acquired from the Market that morning. The lettuce or beans picked at sunrise by a local farmer may be part of a delicious, savory entrée at lunch time. And in Granville, that lunch may not only include local produce and meat, but beer, wine, ice cream, and locally roasted coffee. The proximity of Granville to the Columbus metropolitan area has increased development pressures on the area. In spite of this increased continued on page 22


AUTUMN EVENTS HotLicks Bluesfest Downtown Granville Saturday, September 5

Antiques Fair

Robbins Hunter Museum Saturday, September 26 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Big Red Weekend Homecoming! Denison University September 25 – 27

Ohio Plein Air Painting State Competition

Sunbear Studios located in Downtown Alexandria Saturday, September 27, Noon – 3:00 pm

Chili Cook-Off Downtown Granville Saturday, October 3

Beggar’s Night October 29, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Rendville Art Show

Bryn Du Mansion Friday thru Sunday, November 20 – 22

Sunbear Studios & Gallery • Fine art and crafts by Ohio artists • Art classes taught by working artists in a variety of media • Fun Events! Host site in Sept 2015 for The Ohio Plein Air Society statewide competition! Just 7 miles west of Granville on SR 37 3 W Main St • Alexandria, OH 43001 740.924.2656 •

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pressure, the Village has managed to retain its distinctive small town/rural character without the suburban sprawl so common throughout central Ohio. More than ever, consumers are aware of the importance of sustainable local food — for the health of their families as well as for the health of the planet. Licking County is at the forefront of this movement, and Granville, at its epicenter, is poised to offer visitors a food experience. Not only Granville restaurants have taken advantage of local food, but also large purchasers, including Denison University, the Granville Schools, and the Licking Memorial Hospital. Such organizations purchase large quantities from local producers, spurring economic development in and around Licking County. These actions provide welcomed consumer education surrounding agriculture and local food and, in turn, strengthen markets for local producers and processors while capturing more of the local food dollar.

benefits or for the knowledge of origin. Granville residents support the family farms that have sustained our Village since 1805 as well as the new producers who have made it their goal to grow and sell heirloom, quality foods to our community. Visit to learn more about Granville restaurants. For a larger list of local producers and retailers in Licking County, visit to learn more about the 30 Mile Meal Project and its partners.

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Kendal at Granville Celebrates Ten Years

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Nearly 20 years ago, two local couples began to turn their dream of a different kind of retirement living into reality.

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The Buxton Inn– A Historic Renovation by Adrienne Molnar

The historic Buxton Inn was opened in 1812 as a tavern with overnight rooms at the crossroads of old stagecoach roads servicing central Ohio. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Buxton is Ohio’s oldest continuously operating Inn using its original building. The Inn served as Granville’s first post office, has hosted many dignitaries and celebrity guests, and is highly regarded as a well-ordered house with excellent cuisine and a home-like atmosphere. In December 2014, three local preservationists led by Robert Schilling purchased the Inn with the intent to preserve its distinguished history and insure that the Inn will continue to operate for many years to come. Mr. Schilling is no stranger to difficult projects and, since the early 1980s, improving

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communities through historical preservation has been his passion. Indeed, he seems to relish those projects that others feel are too challenging, too complex, or simply too overwhelming. Regarding this effort, Robert stated, “We are not only reviving a business, we are preserving a piece of our unique American history. For over two hundred years, everyday people, titans of business, and builders of the American foundation, have come together to create the Buxton Inn’s legacy. It is important to us to honor that legacy.” continued on page 26


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So how do the new stewards of The Buxton plan on securing its future? The first task was to study the Inn, its history, buildings, staff and clientele to determine what people liked and what they would like to see changed. Second, was to apply for Historic Tax Credits to help fund the renovations. Once these are secured, extensive renovation can begin in midsummer. In the meantime, guest rooms are being revamped to provide greater comfort for travelers. Original hardwood floors are being exposed, linens upgraded, and bathrooms refreshed. In addition, a new website has been created to reflect the historical elegance of The Buxton. Throughout these renovation efforts, the Inn plans to remain open to continue to serve its guests and the local community. The Buxton’s General Manager, Adrienne Molnar, is pleased to be a part of the Inn’s future and looks forward to working closely with organizations including the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Licking County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “2015 is going to be an exciting year for Granville and Licking County,” said Adrienne. “There are many great projects in the works. We’re eager to work with our local organizations to increase leisure travel and attract business clientele to the area. We look forward to continuing our role as an upstanding part of the Granville community and a steward of its rich history.” Nestled in central Ohio, The Dawes Arboretum is one of North America’s premier public gardens! Featuring nationally recognized plants collections and gardens on over 1,800 acres, 12 miles of trails and a 4-mile auto-tour await you daily. Trees, history and nature are what we do best! If you’ve never experienced The Arboretum, make it a point to visit this spring, summer or fall to enjoy the many walking trails, gardens, natural areas, special events and programs that over 250,000 people enjoy every year.

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Your ‘home’ away from home… A Bounty of Granville Bed &


Breakfast Options

Seeking a different kind of getaway? Perhaps you crave rest and relaxation, a romantic getaway, or a country living experience? If so, consider Granville’s superb local bed & breakfast destinations. Each local establishment has its own distinct character and appeal. Presented below are brief descriptions of six outstanding local bed & breakfast options along with contact information and online links for further details. Please enjoy your stay in our unique community and be sure to share your experiences with friends and family.

Broadway Guest House – hosts Nick & Melanie Schott 664 West Broadway Granville, OH 43023 (740) 587-0321 The Guest House provides full home privacy with a modern furnished three bedroom home in a secluded setting just off Broadway within a short walk to the heart of the village of Granville and Denison University. This modern, comfortable, and open home also affords guests access to a large furnished screened-in porch which overlooks a quiet and private wooded setting, private driveway with ample parking, and relaxing front porch which overlooks the tree-lined yard. Your hosts also own and operate two smaller lodging alternatives which are equally accommodating and convenient to downtown Granville – please view the website for additional details.

The Fraley House Bed & Breakfast – hosts Mel and Reed Fraley 257 Clouse Lane Granville, OH 43023 (740) 587-7757 Established in 2002, the Fraley House is a replica of an 1800s New England colonial home that abounds in antiques and casual country comfort. Near downtown Granville and the T.J. Evans Bike Path, guests also can enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tub and a cozy screened-in back porch.




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Orchard House Bed & Breakfast – hosts Dean Lowry and Jodi Melfi 4058 Columbus Road Granville, OH 43023 (740) 651-1850 Situated on 12 beautiful acres of farmland just outside of historic and picturesque Granville, the Orchard House was originally built in the 1850s and blends timeless farm style with contemporary furnishings, fine artwork, and antiques. Your hosts place a heavy emphasis on the local sourcing of foods and the use of environmentally sound growing practices. They may even enlist your help in collecting chicken eggs and feeding the animals, if you are so inclined! Consider the Orchard House if you are ready to escape the city for a weekend or desire a venue for an intimate wedding gathering.

Porch House Bed & Breakfast – hosts Bruce and Lisa Westall 241 East Maple Street Granville, OH 43023 (740) 587-1995 The Porch House is a turn of the century Victorian home literally steps away from the Village’s downtown shops and restaurants, Denison University, and the inviting local bike path. Recent guests have shared comments including, “…the breakfast is to die for…” and, “…it’s unpretentious and inviting.” Be sure to add the Porch House to your list of destinations for a romantic getaway or a refreshing change of pace in the heart of Granville.

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The Welsh Hills Inn – hosts Jeff and Bobbi Noe 2133 Cambria Mill Road Granville, OH 43023 (740) 321-1493 Nestled on a hilltop in Granville’s picturesque Welsh Hills countryside, rests the Welsh Hills Inn – recent recipient of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award as the #1 Rated B&B/Inn in the U.S.! The Inn is a place to relax and recharge and to reconnect with loved ones. They specialize in hosting, planning, and creating special events – whether an intimate dinner party, a business gathering, or special wedding celebration. An outdoor heated pool and hot tub spa are offered, in addition to a multitude of concierge services including bike rentals and horseback riding, along with hunting and target shooting and golf options. Experience the Welsh Hills Inn – a true country Bed & Breakfast.

WillowBrooke Bed ’n Breakfast

– hosts Richard and Sandra Gilson

4459 Morse Road Alexandria, OH 43001 (740) 924-6161 Discover this secluded and elegant English Tudor Manor house nestled a quarter mile into the woods in neighboring Alexandria. Just a short seven mile jaunt away from the Village of Granville, the WillowBrooke provides “a beautiful setting in the woods surrounded by the beauty of nature and wildlife” – in the words of a recent visitor. If you seek a special place to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or romantic getaway, the WillowBrooke is your answer. Total serenity is available here!

WillowBrooke Bed ‘n Breakfast Secluded ¼ mile into the woods. English Tudor Manor House with separate Guest Cottage.

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