Welcome to Historic Granville, Ohio New England charm in the heart of Ohio
The Introduction of the 2015 Bryn Du Report to the
Granville Area Chamber of Commerce
To read the full report, please stop by the GACC Office!
Bryn Du is a long-term asset for the community that will provide a place for cultural, recreational and educational activities for people of all ages. Bryn Du will be preserved and enhanced to contribute to the vitality and quality of life of the Granville community. - Bryn Du Mission Statement
The year 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the Italianate villa built by Henry Wright on Fort Hill. The property later became known as McCune's villa and then Bryn Du when John Sutphin Jones' renovations gave the mansion and grounds its present shape in 1905. Much happened in that 150 years. Bryn Du's colorful history and the legacy of the families that lived here, add to the rich environment and unique qualities of the estate.
In February Senator Rob Portman honored Bryn Du with a proclamation that is part of the Congressional record stating "I am here to honor the success and longevity of the Bryn Du Mansion in the great State of Ohio ad I congratulate all who were involved in making its first 150 years a success." The proclamation and another by the Ohio House of Representatives are included in this report.
2015 saw another successful year of varied events and Bryn Du Commission continues to be financially strong. Community events such as the "Four Seasons" Garden Series, the Bryn Du Art Exhibition, Red Cross "Power of the Purse," the 70th Annual Daffodil Show, our Life/Local lecture series among many others were very popular. This year the first "Taste of Granville" presented by the Granville Rotary was, despite the rain, a delightful affair that is expected to become a highly anticipated annual event. Granville and Newark Catholic schools brought thousands to the property for their cross country meets, and several Granville young women brought hundreds of guests to watch them say "I Do" this year. Many business meetings from Licking County and Columbus convened at the Bryn Du facilities throughout the year. Economic impact from Bryn Du activities was felt throughout the area affecting hotels, restaurants, shops and the IGA.
Regular property maintenance at Bryn Du is ongoing and capital improvements never stop. This year's list included paving, lighting, electrical, and window projects.
Sadly the Granville Studio of Visual Arts (GSVA) closed its doors at the end of the year. However, art does not end with that closing. Renowned artist Paul Hamilton will continue and expand his very popular art classes at the property. Other art classes will be developed in the future as well. With one door closing another opens as the Bryn Du Center for the Arts has begun life and will continue with aid to be sought from the Ohio Arts Council, Granville Foundation, and the Granville Arts Commission.
The Bryn Du Commission and the Bryn Du staff are honored to have the opportunity to continue developing the Bryn Du property and, as always, look forward to what lies ahead.
LAST CALL TO REGISTER!
GACC July Monthly Membership Meeting; Wednesday, July 20, 11:30am-1pm; New Hope Lutheran Church, 309 W. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
Join us for the monthly GACC Membership Meeting. We will be hosting a panel discussion on Prescription Opioid Abuse in Licking County and what that means to local businesses and our community. Please RSVP and join us for this important discussion and networking event.
Note that you are now able to pay with credit card as you register online or at the Meeting!
Join us at Orchard House Bed & Breakfast, 4058 Columbus Road, Granville for a fun filled after hours networking event featuring Three Oaks Vineyard wines and light refreshments. No RSVP required - bring a friend!
Alfie's Wholesome Food celebrates three years! The kudos is a bit late in coming, but the GACC would like to wish a happy 3rd birthday to Granville eatery Alfie's Wholesome Foods. April 1, 2013, Sam Dodge opened the doors to this healthy and delicious establishment in downtown Granville, and tummies around the Village have never been happier. Don't believe us? Try the Happy Tummy salad! See Alfie's Facebook page here and stop by for lunch or dinner sometime soon.
Granville Christian Academy Marks 20 years! Believe it or not, this community school was begun 20 years ago in the basement of Cathy Pound's home on Loudon Street! Spring Hills Church eventually sponsored the school, and it has only grown since then. Congrats, GCA on 20 years of learning. Read the full story in the Newark Advocate here.
Best wishes to Steve Stilwell as he ends his tenure as Village Manager. On Friday, July 8, the Village offices hosted an open house wishing a fond farewell to Steve Stilwell as his position as Village Manager came to an end. The GACC will miss Steve's support and sense of humor. Thank you for your service, Steve! Hear thoughts from other village leaders in this Newark Advocate article.
VO2 Fitness celebrating 3 years! Joe and Sally Studer opened the doors to VO2 Fitness on Cherry Valley Road on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Three years later, the facility has grown to take over two spaces in Cherry Valley Plaza, and group fitness classes are packed in mornings and evenings. Its 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu program is the only one in the state of Ohio and is growing by leaps and bounds. Congrats to the VO2 Fitness team! Learn more about this facility at vo2fitnessnewark.com
Thanks to Granville Kiwanis for another great 4th of July! Yet again, the Granville Kiwanis put together a fun filled four day celebration for the Village over the 4th of July weekend. Amazing fireworks, great entertainment, and a packed carnival midway made for a fun filled weekend for the entire community. Thank you for all your hard work!
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Thursday, July 28, 7-8pm, "RunGranville Summer Cross Country Series": Join RunOhio for the closing race of the summer cross country series on the lawn of Bryn Du. Registration information can be found at http://runohio.com/
Saturday, July 30, P2O: "A Casual Porsche Party": Yet again, downtown Granville will play host to a collection of Porsches and welcome car enthusiasts from all over the country for "The Porsche Show!" Join us in downtown to see the beautiful cars and greet all of the visitors to our beautiful Village. Get full details on the event at http://p2o.morpca.org/
Sunday July 24 & Sunday July 31, 6:30-8pm: Back to back Concerts on the Green in July! July 24: Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys and July 31 Honk, Wail & Moan. Concerts run 90 minutes on the Fine Arts Quad at Denison, and a food truck will be on hand for food purchases. Music is FREE to attend and enjoy for all.
Saturday, August 6, PELOTONIA: Head to downtown Granville during the annual Pelotonia ride, and cheer on all the riders passing through the village. Many riders report that coming into Granville is one of their favorite parts of the ride - let's welcome them and thank them for their fight against cancer! Riders will pass through town from mid morning through the early afternoon.
Saturday, August 13, 4-10pm, "Great Granville Picnic": Reserve your table for $25 by August 1 for another exciting Great Granville picnic! Decorate, bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy barn dancing and merriment with your Granville friends and neighbors. Get the full details at http://www.granvillerec.org/2448/be-a-part-of-the-tradition/
Heidi Saunders, the proprietor of Feel Good Bodyworks, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Heidi graduated from the American Institute for Alternative Medicine, Balanced Yoga University and Ohio University. Heidi is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Personal Trainer. Learn more about Feel Good Bodyworks at http://www.feelgoodbodyworks.com/
The mission of the Licking Land Trust is the preservation and permanent protection of central Ohio green spaces -- wetlands, woods, farmlands, riparian corridors, and scenic vistas-- and education about the importance of green spaces and their conservation, all for the public benefit. Learn more about the Licking Land Trust at http://www.lickinglandtrust.org/
Mai Chau on Prospect is the result of travel, love and dreams. Scott and Ashley lived in Vietnam and fell in love with the country and its food. Upon their return to Ohio, the Mai Chau food truck began as a result of their travels. The storefront on N. Prospect is the realization of a lifetime dream. Three Tigers Brewing Co., its partner in drink, is next door to the restaurant storefront. Stop in and try the wonderful flavors and brews of Mai Chau and Three Tigers! Learn more at http://maichaustreetfood.com/
Little Village opened in 2000 and has served thousands of families in Granville and the surrounding community. We moved into our modern, state of the art building in the summer of 2009. With two distinct learning environments, our preschoolers and our elementary children enjoy the most up-to-date education programs designed to meet individual needs. In addition to homerooms, each age group can explore exciting gathering spaces throughout the building. Learn more about Little Village at http://www.littlevillageacademy.net/