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Neighborhood Garage Sale – June 14

Saturday, June 14, is garage sale day for Colonial Hills! We will advertise and distribute a map of all homes in our neighborhood hosting a garage sale that day.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Rachael Dorothy at or 614-406-6391. You will also be required to submit a Garage Sale permit to the Worthington City Clerk with a $2 (two dollar!) application fee.

Cynthia Mackenzie and CyMack Group are sponsoring the event, and will provide all participating homes with a free sale sign, notepad, and labeling stickers.

To learn more, please see page 5 of this month’s Courier.

Join the Colonial Hills Blockwatch

Sign up on our Google Form!

Thank-you to everyone who came out to our block watch meeting on January 12th led by Ofc. Tammy Floyd, of the Worthington Police Department. Newly minted Police Chief James Mosic, and Lt. Jerry Strait also fielded residents’ questions. Chief Mosic noted that Worthington now releases information to the website, and you can go there to see locations and information of crime in our neighborhood. Lt. Strait noted that he hears quite a few captured criminals state “They told me not to come to Worthington.” He mused and stated next, “I think that’s a bonus!”

The Worthington Division of Police is scheduling a Citizen’s Police Academy for 2011. Details are here in this cover letter and application form. Please contact Officer Tammy Floyd, TFLOYD@CI.WORTHINGTON.OH.US for questions or to sign up.

I think that’s a bonus too! Worthington and Colonial Hills are known for strict police enforcement, but the WPD rely on residents’ reports to apprehend criminals. It is very rare that a marked police car is able to catch a criminal in the act without a tip from a local neighbor, and that is what the block watch is all about.

Approximately 40 neighbors attended the kickoff meeting which included crime statistics for District 3, our district in the City of Worthington, and Block Watch Tenants by Ofc. Floyd, interspersed by questions from the audience. The main theme of the presentation was that organized neighbors who watch out for criminal or suspicious behavior and report it to local law enforcement help prevent crime and promote cooperation among residents and police. Also summarizing the presentation, Ofc. Floyd provided handouts describing the tenants of a block watch, attached. Additionally, attached are my meeting minutes.

Contact information of members volunteering to be Captains has been forwarded to Ofc. Floyd, who will then contact you with more information about Captain’s responsibilities. I am still coordinating zones for each Captain and will be sending out maps of each zone when that is finalized.

I look forward to working with the Captains and the Worthington Police Department to keep our community a safe place to live. If you haven’t officially signed up for the Block Watch yet on the Google form, take the time to do so, and pass it on to anyone else you think might want to join.

Best Regards,
Rachael Dorothy

Meeting Minutes from 1/12/11

Starting a Neighborhood Blockwatch – document

Take a Stand Against Crime – document

2011 Colonial Hills Decorating Contest Winners!

The Colonial Hills Holiday Decorating Contest for 2011 results are now available.

The four judges were out from 7 pm until 9:45 pm on Thursday, December 16th, and had a hard time making their final decisions. They wanted to offer honorable mention 528 Meadoway, 280 E. Selby and 337 E. Selby, and noted with amusement the attempted bribe of a bottle of Bourbon that was left on the porch of 175 Kenbrook Drive. The winners they selected were mailed $10 gift certificates to the Anthony Thomas Candy Store across from Graceland Shopping Center.

Most Artistic: 396 Colonial (Reida)
Most Illuminated – Griswold Award: 580 Park (Johnston)
Most Original: 5631 Indianola (Zalenski)

Best Home 1st: 511 Colonial (Edie)
Best Home 2nd: 215 E. Selby Blvd. (Wessel)
Best Home 3rd: 583 Loveman (Loas)

Best Door 1: 484 Kenbrook (Stalter)
Best Door 2: 318 E. Selby Blvd. (Scardina)
Best Door 3: 444 Park Overlook (Mehlman)

Congratulations to our winners, thank you to our judges, and happy holidays to all – George Campbell

Colonial Hills Civic Association 2010 Holiday Events

The Colonial Hills Civic Association is sponsoring our traditional Holiday Season Events this December. Mark your calendars, and if you can volunteer please do so!

Luminary Assembly, Sat 12/11  10 am – 1 pm

Please join us at the Selby Park Shelter House to help pack luminary kits – donuts and coffee provided. We have two tons of pea gravel and thousands of bags to pack for our annual luminary display – volunteer help is essential! Luminaries will be lit by residents on Sunday, December 19th at 7 pm. Hot Coco will be served at the Shelter House at that time – all welcome!

Holiday Kids Party, Sun 12/12 3 pm – 5 pm

Join us at the Selby Park Shelter House for our annual kids holiday party. Games, crafts, refreshments and the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap are part of this Colonial Hills tradition. Bring your holiday spirit and join us for a good time!

Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Our judges will be out beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, December 16th at 7 pm to select the best decorated Colonial Hills home. Prizes this year are $10 gift certificates from Anthony Thomas Chocolates, 5050 N. High St. Categories include most illuminated (Griswold award), Most Artistic, Most Original, Best Overall Home (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and Best Front Door (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Welcome to the Colonial Hills Civic Association!

This is the website for The Colonial Hills Civic Assocation.

Founded in 1942, we represent the 740 homes in the Colonial Hills subdivision of Worthington, Ohio. We plan events and promote our excellent neighborhood.

We are in the process of changing the format of this site for 2011 to make it easier to update. You can contact Civic Association President Rachael Dorothy at with any CHCA questions.

For questions regarding this site, contact webmaster George Campbell, Stay tuned as this site gets a complete update during the first week of December.