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Columbus Italian Festial
*IVS Booth*  *October 7-9, 2011*
Each year, the Society has a booth at the Columbus Italian Festival to sell
t-shirts and provide literature about Italian Village. With that, volunteers are needed by Society members. To sign up, please click here. There is a maximum of two volunteers for each time slot. You must be 18 years or older, able to manage and count money, maintain an inventory sheet, and have basic knowledge of Italian Village Society (don't worry, you can always direct someone to our website if you cannot answer a question). Each time slot is 2-3 hours. After you sign up, you will be contacted at a later time for confirmation and any other details that you need to know.
The Short North will remain a vibrant, mixed use destination comprised of varying building types and densities, respectful of the historic fabric yet supportive to new building forms and types, celebrating the arts and supported by a full range of transportation and pedestrian modes without over dependency on the car.
Short North Design Guidelines Vision Statement
See the guidelines here...

Short North Yard Sale Takes Place On June 4
The Short North Civic Association will host this year’s Short North Yard Sale on Saturday, June 4 from  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The daylong treasure hunt takes place in the  neighborhoods in and around the Short North, including Victorian Village, Harrison West,  Italian Village, Dennison Place, and The Circles. More than 150 homes  participated in last year’s Short North Yard Sale, making it the largest  yard sale in Columbus.
Short North area homeowners and renters who’d like to register their homes in the official listing should visit http://yardsale.shortnorthcivic.org/.  The online listing features an interactive map and detailed  descriptions of the various items that will be for sale, including  furniture, clothing, toys, and jewelry. Visit http://goo.gl/1f5VF to see photos of last year’s sale.
New Block Watch Coordinator Needed
We would like to thank Nicholas Wawrzyniak for his time and efforts on starting and maintaining the Italian Village Block Watch.  Sadly, he will be stepping down as Coordinator.  If you have an interest in continuing his work, please feel email
Jared Wilson. See duties...
2011 Italian Village Society Board Elected
At December's Holiday Potluck, the new board members were elected.  Later that week the four chose amongst themselves which positions they would hold.  They are as follows:
Jared Wilson, President
Mike Renner, Vice President
Chris Vidoni, Secretary
Stephanie Harris, Treasurer
Stay tuned for this years endeavors. See our Newletters and Minutes for more info.
Italian Village Society Holiday Potluck
Members of the Italian Village Society are invited to attend the Annual Potluck on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Montessori School, 933 Hamlet Street in Italian Village to enjoy the Holiday festivities and vote for your favorite candidates for the Board of Trustees in 2011 (click here to view).  Members must be present to vote.
Seeking Nominees for Italian Village Society Board of Trustees
The Italian Village Society has 4 trustees elected in December annually.  We are currently seeking candidates willing to serve on the board.  As you may know, IVS is a 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organization. We are the neighborhood voice for Italian Village, and have a membership between 100-150 residents, businesses and friends of the neighborhood. The Society meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Short Stop Youth Center at E. Third Avenue and N. High Street. The board meets monthly as well, on the 1st Tuesday, but the new board will make that decision, as well as deciding the position each trustee will hold: president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. The one year term would start in January, 2011. Please pass this information along to any interested folks to Andy Klein at andyklein@lycos.com or at his office, 614-299-6139.
The Italian Festival is Coming
The Festival runs from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10, 2010.
Sign up now to volunteer at the IVS booth and gain FREE admission Saturday evening at the Festival Italian Festival Night.
The Columbus Italian Festival is one of the highlight events of the fall, and the Italian Village Society always hosts a booth.
This year our booth will feature the works of local artist, Heather Ziegler of "What the Rock" in addition to offering Italian Village logo clothing and all kinds of good information about our neighborhood and the Short North.
Volunteer slots are available in three-hour shifts on Friday from 5-11 p.m., Saturday from Noon - 11 p.m., and Sunday from Noon - 8 p.m.  Email Larry Totzke to reserve the slot of your choice.
Go to the Festival website.
SNCA Announces 2010 Short North Tour Of Homes & Gardens 
Annual Autumn Event Features Homes In Victorian Village, Italian Village,  Harrison West, Dennison Place, And The Circles
The Short North Civic Association is pleased to announce that the  2010 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens (formerly known as the Victorian Village Tour of Homes) will take place on September 18 and 19. This one-of-a-kind event showcases the architectural styles, interior design, landscaping, and colorful personalities of the Short North neighborhoods. 
Sunday Tour sponsored by Dooley & Company Realtors 
September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Guests can walk along the tree-lined tour route or ride in an old-fashioned trolley car. Among the 10 homes and gardens in this year's tour are:
· 807 Hamlet St: Italianate with a mural-painted piano and cozy courtyard 
· 43 Brickel St: New build with skyline views and industrial outdoor room
· 929 N. Fourth St: Entirely new one-story bungalow with underground level
· 178 Buttles Ave: Stately brick home across the park filled with family antiques 
· 326 Wilber Ave: Completely reconfigured home with large, functional rooms
· 895 Dennison Ave: Renovated home with game room and rooftop terrace
· 967 Highland St: Urban home renovated by the owners themselves
· 851 Neil Ave: Two-level Victorian garden with a fountain and several perennials
Preview Tour, Cocktail Reception, & Hosted Dinners sponsored by SDG Security
September 18 with exclusive tour of homes from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., cocktail reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and hosted dinners at private residences beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Reservations are required and tickets cost $100 per person.
Tickets and Volunteering
Advance Sunday Tour tickets cost $15 or $20 on the day of the event. Tickets to all Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens events can be purchased by calling 614-228-2912 or visiting shortnorthcivic.org. Sunday Tour tickets may also be purchased at Spinelli's Deli. People who are interested in volunteer opportunities may call the number above or email info@shortnorthcivic.org.
Special Meeting to Discuss Pizzzuti Boutique Hotel Project
Join members of the Short North Civic Association, Short North Business Association, Italian Village Society and others

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelter House

At last month's Italian Village Society meeting there was significant discussion of the "boutique" hotel, parking garage, and other development that is planned for both the east and west sides of High Street just north of the cap over I-670.  Several joint meetings have been and will continue to be held between the Victorian Village and Italian Village Architectural Review Commissions and Pizzzuti Development to review the concept of the project, and now it's time to get the communities involved.

This project is a major development for the Short North that will bring a one-of-a-kind hotel, much-needed parking, a fabulous art collection, and over 40,000 square feet of office and retail space into our neighborhood.  Yet there are a variety of issues that must be worked out before the project can be given the go-ahead.  The issues include traffic flow, building mass, and exterior design, among others.

Joel Pizzuti will be presenting the boutique hotel concept to all the neighborhood societies, associations, foundations, residents, and business owners.  Please plan to attend to hear the latest information on the project and to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed.
A Note on the Redistricting Plan
The Columbus Division of Police has completed their redistricting (effective 7/11/10) which affects the radio channels, zones and cruiser districts patrolling the Italian Village.
Patrol cars typically monitor one channel (zone) on their computers (Patrol View) and radios.  The north side of the Italian Village is now on channel 4 while the south side is on channel 5.  While the boundaries for these channels need to start and stop somewhere, in some opinions the ideal boundaries are natural (rivers, streams etc) or man-made divides (interstates, railroad tracks etc).  Noting the previous boundary was I-670 on the south side.
At the recent kick-off event for National Night Out, Deputy Chief Jacobs approached the IVS Block Watch and acknowledged our concerns of ‘splitting’ the Short North.  Deputy Chief Jacobs indicated that a new software upgrade in 2011 would allow for easier changes to the boundaries and CPD would look at the issue again.
We need your help!  Please continue to report all suspicious persons/activity to CPD.  Report all crimes so there is a record.  And stay vigilant.  In early 2011, we’ll solicit your help in campaigning the CPD Chief’s office to keep to their word.
Columbus High Five Campaign
Five districts and neighborhoods corridored along High Street, Columbus recently unveiled a new outreach campaign called “High Five”. The campaign hopes to market five local areas (German Village, Downtown, The Arena District, The Short North and the University District) to create a national tourist destination. Learn more...
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