City News & Events - January 2018
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January 20, 2018
9 a.m.

2 p.m.

January 22, 2018
7 p.m.

January 24, 2018
7 p.m.

February 5, 2018
7 p.m.

February 12, 2018
7 p.m.

February 14, 2018
7 p.m.

7 p.m.

February 19, 2018
7 p.m.

February 24, 2018
9 a.m.

2017-2018 Winter Gateway Program Guide



 Click here to download your copy of the 2017-2018 Winter Gateway Program Guide

Winter is Here!

The City of Gahanna is committed to the safety of its residents, businesses and visitors. Our snow warriors have been working tirelessly to ensure our streets are safe and passable. Per the City's snow policy and during a plowing event, the main (arterial) streets are plowed first. After the main streets are cleared, plows will work on collector streets (streets that lead to arterials). Following collector streets are residential streets and then courts. Vehicles parked on streets during snow and ice events make it difficult for snow plows to properly clear the streets and present a legitimate hazard.  If possible, please refrain from parking on the street during these events.

As a reminder, property owners are responsible for clearing their sidewalks (ORC 723.011). Keeping sidewalks clear helps to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing these areas. 

To learn more about the City's Snow Removal Policy click here.
Register for Summer Camp and Receive Early Bird Pricing!

Register for Camp Friendship Camping Company (CFCC) and specialty camps on Saturday, February 24 to secure your child or teen's spot, set up installment payments and receive Early Bird pricing!  
Registration will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Rd.
CFCC program offerings include: Nature Bugs (ages 4-6), Camp Hannah - Traditional (ages 5-12), Camp Friendship - Adventure (ages 7-12), Back to School Bash (ages 5-12), CORE (ages 12-14), and LEED (ages 14-16).
Look for complete camp information in the 2018 Spring/Summer Gateway mailed to Gahanna homes and available online via our website in mid-February.
Now Accepting Active Senior Memberships

The Gahanna Senior Center is now accepting registrations for its 2018 program season for individuals ages 55 and over.

The Senior Center offers a variety of programs and activities to meet the growing needs and interests of older active adults. Annual membership is $20/year for residents and $30/year for non-residents of Gahanna.

To learn more about the programs or to join the Gahanna Senior Center, click here.
 
Planning & Development Updates

Currently, the Planning & Development Department has 13 active projects. Once completed, approximately 284 jobs will be created or retained and the projects will yield $43 million in capital investments.
 
For 2017, the Planning & Development Department completed 13 projects, created or retained 553 jobs, totaling $29.8 million in capital investment in the city.
 
To learn more about the City of Gahanna's development efforts contact the Planning & Development Department at 614.342.4015 or email  development@gahanna.gov .
State of the City 2018

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 22 for Mayor Tom Kneeland's annual State of the City address!  
 
Mayor Kneeland will be sharing the City's accomplishments from 2017 and what's in store for 2018.  
 
Stay tuned for more details to come!
Community News & Events




Annual Planning Meeting

The community is invited to attend GRIN's Annual Planning Meeting this Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 - 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4456 Morse Road.

The purpose of this meeting is to plan GRIN's functions for the upcoming year, acquire volunteers and fill key positions in GRIN such as Pantry Coordinators, Event Coordinators, etc.  

For more information about this meeting or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact GRIN at 614.214.4747 or  grin@grin4gahanna.org. You may also visit GRIN's  website.



2018 GahannaThon


The community is invited to attend the Gahanna Lincoln High School's annual event this Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2 - 4 p.m. This year, they will be hosting a Student vs. Staff Basketball game in the main gym of GLHS,140 S. Hamilton Road.
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Hematology and Oncology Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The money raised will go toward a variety of initiative including  art therapy, chemotherapy treatments, cancer research, and tutoring sessions with teachers.
 
For the past six years, the GahannaThon has raised more than $100K to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. 
 
Tickets are on sale now for $5 or $7 at the door. For more information, contact 614.471.7065. 

Diaspora Show 


Gahanna Lincoln High School will host its annual Diaspora "Voices of an Ever-Changing America," Show on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the GLHS Auditorium.  

Put on by 70 GLHS students from different classes, ability levels, races and religions, the production celebrates the contributions and influences of African Americans throughout history. Each performance in the show represents a different time period and cultural attributes which are both educational and entertaining.

Admission to the show is by donation only, with 50 percent of the donations going toward the GahannaThon.

For more information, contact  614.471.7065. 
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