I’m still smiling 3 days after attending the New Albany High School’s production of Hairspray this weekend at the McCoy Center! It was so good you totally forgot that you were watching students act, sing and the orchestra play. It’s no wonder that it was “Sold Out” 3 nights in a row! There were some real stand-out performances and I suspect we’ll hear more from these talented kids.
The McCoy is just another reason to love where we live! New Albany, Ohio rocks! Performances to look forward to in December include the New Albany Children’s Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker December 10th-12th, and the Holiday Spectacular concert presented by the New Albany Symphony 3pm on December 19th. You can hardly believe this facility and the caliber of the productions is right in our own backyard. Don’t take the chance of missing out because of a Sold Out performance – contact the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts to buy your tickets today!
Tony & I will be there – hope you will be there too!
Last week, we (New Albany REALTORs) went on a walk-thru of the 8 amazing new homes under construction in Ackerly Park here in New Albany. We saw some exciting new things like a flat screen fireplace (really!), green (as in grass) roof, lovely master bedroom coffee bar, closet complete with rotating shoe carousel, and a very cool modern fireplace wall insert. Incredible new garage flooring and outside entertainment patio masterpieces took our breath away!
It’s no surprise that kitchens and bathroom continue to be very important and Parade attendees will not be disappointed. This year’s Parade kitchens and bathroom will highlight the latest and greatest in appliances, cabinetry, lighting, storage options, and plumbing fixtures.
The Parade of Homes will take place July 24-August 8, hours:
Friday and Saturday: 10am-9pm
No admittance 1 hour prior to closing
Single Ticket admissions are available at the Parade site. Ticket Price: $12, Parking: $2 per car, Children 12 and under free. New this year is the Kids Village – a great entertainment venue within the parade for kids only! Bring them along this year to have fun of their own!
Here are just a few pictures to wet your appetite…
The Polar Frontier
Kate joined her friends from the New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN) for a docent lead visit to the new Polar Frontier exhibit at the Columbus Zoo . She said it was just incredible and snapped a few pics for me to include.
The Polar Bears are Back
This brand new multi-$million is just opening. It’s just part of the continuing newness and excitement that helps keep the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ranked #1 in the country. It’s another reason why New Albany Ohio is such a great place to live.
The BIA (Building Industry Association) recently announced that New Albany, Ohio will host the 2010 BIA Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is scheduled to take place July 10 – 25, 2010. This 58th Parade will be located in Ackerly Park, an 18 acre site near the intersection of Market Street and Main Street in the New Albany Village Center District. This location is believed to be the first ever Parade situated within the center of a community and as such, creates a unique opportunity for builders and buyers alike.
There will be much to look forward to next year. In addition to the signature Georgian architecture, leisure trails, parks, ponds and pleasant streetscapes that are the essence of each New Albany neighborhood, the homes of Ackerly Park will present a unique opportunity for environmentally friendly living. Parade homes will be located within walking distance of the majority of New Albany’s amenities and will showcase the latest technology, energy efficiency options, durable products and cost sensitive construction techniques.
Visit www.NewAlbanyOhio.com to see both a rendering of the New Albany Parade site map as well as a plot of the lots available. If you would like to preview these lots or consider building a home as one of the Parade of Homes, please contact Kate & Tony Thomas at New Albany Realty.
See you soon,
New Albany Cares Week-New Albany High School Eagle Ambassadors. Food collection to benefit-Mid-Ohio Food Bank ~ Drive thru on Sat. Dec 6th from 8:00- 12:00 at the bus loop between the high school and middle schools.
A Remarkable Evening New Albany Community Foundation, New Albany Signature Series For ticket information call Hinson Ltd 416-7100
Junior League Kick Off Party, 464-2717, 7-10 p.m., New Albany Ballet Company. Tickets: http://www.jlcolumbus.org/. $75 each, includes admission to tour.
It’s a Wonderful House Holiday Tour of Homes 464-2717 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tickets $20 Advance; $25 at door. http://www.jlcolumbus.org/ All proceeds fund Junior League of Columbus Charities.
Holiday Celebration at Market Square 855-4400 www.newalbanychamber.com “Ring in the Season” 1-5 p.m. Train rides, crafts, cookie decorating, Visits with Santa, Jingle Bell Horse & Buggy Rides, Caroling & tree lighting at 4:30 p.m.
TechStart, New Albany Country Club, Free Networking event 5:30-7:30 p.m. 487-3700. Register http://www.techcolumbus.org/
Dec. 11th & 13th
Hayley Gallery – Jewelry trunk show at 45 Second St. NA http://www.hayleygallery.com/ 855-4856
“Nutcracker 2008” Presented by the New Albany Ballet Company ~ 939-9058
Kids Holiday Toy Drive-Kick off Plain Township Fire Department ~ email@example.com. 855-7370
Chamber’s Annual Holiday Salute at the Hilton at Easton 11:30 a.m. $25 per person. http://www.newalbanychamber.com/
3 p.m. Holiday Pops Concert at the McCoy Center With the New Albany Symphony http://www.newalbanysymphony.com/
Hayley Gallery Artist Opening Reception & 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party FREE Featuring mixed media artist Kim Thanasiu 9:30 p.m.till ? 45 Second St. NA 855-4856 http://www.hayleygallery.com/
Google Street View is Available in New Albany, Ohio
Want to feel like you’re standing right in front of a house or street without actually going there? Then Google’s latest mapping tool, Street View is for you! If you haven’t tried this feature of Google Maps recently, you need to check it out. We love that potential buyers can get a feel for a surrounding neighborhood while they’re looking at homes online.
This technology was made possible by Google using tons of vehicles mounted with cameras taking panoramic photographs in many of our largest cities (including New Albany). Due to the highly intuitive user interface, you really get a sense of “being there.”
Street View allows a 360 degree view of any location that has been enhanced (about 40 cities so far) in this way. We incorporated Street View on our New Albany real estate website because we know the clients (and potential clients) who use our website start their real estate research online. Therefore, it is vital that we, as your New Albany property experts, help you save both time and money by making the latest tools available and easy to use.
Benefiting the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence
Sunday, September 28, 2008 is the 11th Annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day. This is your one chance a year to watch world class equestrians right here in New Albany! North America’s top riders compete in a show jumping Grand Prix, founded by Abigail Wexner and hosted at the Wexner estate in New Albany.
Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence
The New Albany Classic has raised more than $15 million for the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. Throughout the day, a variety of planned family activities and entertainment will be provided. The gates open at 10am for family fun, the concert featuring teen sensations Demi Lovato & Jordan Pruitt starts at Noon, and the equestrian event starts at 2pm.
The Grand Prix is open to the general public, but tickets (Adults $15, kids free) must be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster, New Albany Realty, Easton Town Center or Equus. The New Albany Classic Signature Series is presented by the New Albany Company, New Albany Realty and the Wexner family through a grant to the New Albany Community Foundation.
For more information call 614-939-3026 or visit www.thenewalbanyclassic.com.
Initiated in 1999, the New Albany Classic Signature Series is a program of community-based activities presented each year in New Albany. Developed and supported by the New Albany Company, New Albany Realty, and the Wexner family through a grant to The New Albany Community Foundation, the series contributes to the quality of life for families in New Albany and surrounding communities by presenting events and activities that emphasize health and wellness, life-long learning, and concern for the greater good. The New Albany Classic Signature Series, now in its tenth season of exceptional programming, is proud to announce the 2008 schedule. The programs run from May through December and, each year, see traditions strengthened by the growth and pride of its residents and supporters. For more information call 614-416-7100.
Kate & Tony Thomas & New Albany Realty Host Free Hampsted Neighborhood Block Party!
On Tuesday, July 1st, from 6pm – 9pm, a Hampsted Village Block Party will be held at Hampsted Park (Meadway & Fodor Road)! Kate & Tony, along with New Albany Realty, are teaming up with Sunny 95 radio station to host a FREE neighborhood block party in Hampsted Village! It’s the ultimate get together for friends, family and neighbors! There will be music, great food, games for “kids” of all ages, and Sunny 95 personality appearances! There will be opportunities to win a “Passport to Paradise” family fun vacation along with numerous other give-a-ways.
EVERYTHING is FREE! Don’t worry about cooking dinner…that’s been taken care of! Just bring the whole family for free food, drinks, prizes and fun. There’s no need to RSVP, just show up Tuesday July 1st and be ready to have a good time!
Be sure to stop by the New Albany Realty tent to say Hi! and register for a $100 gift certificate to Easton. For a tour of Hampsted Village or to see Hampsted homes for sale, just visit www.NewAlbanyOhio.com.
We hope to see you there!
The New Albany Classic Signatures Series is presented by the New Albany Company, New Albany Realty and the Wexner family through a grant to the New Albany Community Foundation. Additional details are available by calling 614-446-7100 or visit www.newalbanysignatureseries.com
Saturday, May 3
The Four Aces Fundraiser to benefit New Albany Students’ pursuits in Achievement through Academics, the Arts and Athletics
One Whitebarn Road
Thursday, May 21
The Homeless Families Foundation Benefit
8 Hawksmoor Road
Sunday, July 20
Music in Lambton Park featuring the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, August 17
Music at Market Square featuring the Columbus Jazz Arts Group and New Albany Chamber of Commerce’s “Taste of New Albany” event
Sunday, September 21
New Albany Walking Classic
Sunday, September 28
New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day
One Classic Drive
Thursday, December 4
New Albany Community Foundation Annual Fundraiser: “A Remarkable Evening”
One Whitebarn Road
*Schedule subject to change, check website for updates.