Wine tasting approacheth…

This Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Tour starts at La Maison de Shoppe, 725 Wilson Avenue, Cols, 43205!

Yes, your travel agent is sending out one more confirmation for your upcoming itinerary for your tour of world all in one evening in the historic district of Old Oaks!

Our gracious hosts will have you experiencing different sights, sounds, flavors, and frivolity from all around the globe.  This spectacular event is not limited to residents of Old Oaks.  Bring anyone who you feel would love an evening of entertainment, filled with wine, food, laughter, fellowship, and the open arms of our wonderful welcoming community!  Everyone should experience what makes Old Oaks the special place that it is!

From France, to California, back across the Atlantic to Italy, then crossing the Equator to the beautiful South American culture, this evening promises to deliver!  Open your minds and imagination and join us as we jump around our planet all within walking distance…

Please contact Geno Smith at (614) 266-6326 or at geno25@mac.com if you have any additional questions!

 

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WOW…Wines Of the World!!…you’ll be there!

Close your eyes!…Imagine traveling the ocean and countryside all in one evening!…As you close your eyes, imagine the sight and smell of the fresh baked Brie, and Feta-cheese covered olives in hazelnuts, the californian hummus with guacamole, jalepeno, and tahini and we certainly cannot forget the mexican chicken roll-ups, the Argentinian meat empanadas, and the caprese skewers with tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, melon, prossiuto, and mint!….YES….these are just a few of the food and fare that are being planned as a part of this years “Wines of the World” event for Old Oaks!  Invite friends, family, co-workers, anyone you know who may enjoy an evening of wine, food, and fun!!….and hey, as is typical of Old Oaks fashion, there WILL be some surprises!!!…Brush up on your pop culture trivia, or just put that different, frosted lipstick item in your purse or man bag or that “hmmm….will this be useful tonight?” item in your pocket!!..We are “Let’s Make A Dealing” it all night long with great prizes and loads of fun!!…August 2, 2014, starting at 5:00 p.m….we hope to see you there!!…$20 is the price for all of the food and drink you can enjoy for the evening….Please contact Geno Smith with any questions!….geno25@mac.com, or (614) 266-6326!…I am here to help!!…You WON’T want to miss this event!!

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In Just About 2 Weeks…

…you will be whisked away to different countries all right here in our Old Oaks community!  Our “Wines of the World” wine tasting event is coming up on Saturday, August 2, 2014!  Save that date and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to an evening filled with all of the food, wine, beverages and fun that you can handle for the cost of $20.00 per person!

Only in our community can you experience the fun and frivolity of France, the carefree craziness of California, the tantalizing tastes of Tuscany, and the sensual sights and sounds of South America all within one block of one another!

This will be an evening that you won’t want to miss!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Geno Smith at (614) 266-6326 or via email at geno25@mac.com.

RSVP’ing is not necessary, but is appreciated for planning purposes.  You can pay at the door, and our tour will begin PROMPTLY at 5:00 p.m. at 725 Wilson Avenue.  Bring your wine glass and we will be sure to keep it full!

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Project Free Love

Our own resident artist, Sarah Hout, would like to share the following information with our Old Oaks family.  Please read about “Project Free Love” 3 Murals in 3 Weeks by reading her message below, and checking out the attached links!

Applications for this amazing opportunity are due Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at midnight!

“DEAR COLUMBUS,

IF HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF HAVING A STUNNING MURAL PAINTED ON YOUR BUSINESS OR HOME WALL, BUT JUST COULDN’T COLLECT ENOUGH PENNIES TO AFFORD ONE…YOU ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A FREE MURAL. :)

I WILL BE GIVING AWAY 3 MURALS DURING 3 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS: JULY 28-AUG 1, AUG 4-8, AND AUG 11-15… THIS YEAR!! I REALIZE THIS IS A QUICK TURN AROUND TIME, BUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS EASY. VIEW THE ATTACHED WORD DOCUMENT WITH THE DETAILS – READ THEM – AND THEN FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, SENDING YOUR APPLICATIONS TO:ProjectFreeLove3m3w@yahoo.com

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH.

RESIDENTIALS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NON-PROFITS MAY APPLY.  I WILL BE GIVING AWAY ONE MURAL PER CATEGORY.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO COMMISSION SOMEONE TO CREATE A MURAL FOR YOU. THIS CALL IS FOR FOLKS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD SOMETHING SO VISUALLY DECADENT.”

GRATITUDE & LOVE,

SARAH

https://www.facebook.com/3Murals3Weeks

http://sarahthehout.wordpress.com/project-free-love-3m3w/

(These are listed under “Links” on the top of this page)

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Wine Tasting Event

The Old Oaks “Wines of the World” Tour!

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Your tour is quickly approaching and your travel guide wants to remind you to get those bags packed, gather those friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members, and prepare yourself for an evening to remember!  Our annual fundraising event is coming up in just a few short weeks!  Mark those calendars, grab those wine glasses, and join us as we explore wines of the world during this amazing evening!  This global experience will provide you with all of the food and wine that you can possibly enjoy for the evening for only $20.00 per passenger!

Please call or email Geno Smith, (614) 266-6326 / geno25@mac.com,  with any additional questions.  You do not need to purchase tickets in advance, but courtesy confirmations of attendance are appreciated for planning purposes, but are not required.

Don’t miss your flight!  We will see you at “La Maison de Shoppe” at 5:00 p.m., (725 Wilson Avenue) on Saturday, August 2, 2014!

 

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The Old Oaks “Wines of the World” Tour!

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Our international travel agent has approved your passports, and customs in our hosting countries have cleared you all for an amazing experience that will whisk you away at supersonic speeds to enjoy a global wine and cuisine experience, packed with a few surprises, all in one evening! YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENING

As your flight lands in the exquisite city of Marseille, France, the most prominent and diverse port city of this country, you will promptly arrive at “La Maison de Shoppe” at 5:00 p.m., (725 Wilson Avenue), to be greeted by your maîtres d’maison, Cara and Drew! These vineyards boast light, fragrant, and crisp flavors that are paired to compliment the cuisine of this active and bustling region…

Following the fun and frivolity of your French experience, your privately chartered supersonic jet will transport you to the Manning & Jasperse Vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley region of California. This estate is known for the flair and trendiness that epitomizes the west coast of the United States. Wine selections are paired with foods that are trendy and more progressive as palette pleasers…

Crossing the Atlantic once again, you will arrive in the land of gorgeous and grand gardens, Tuscany, Italy. The Grayfagnia Garden estate of David-zio and Beata embraces the bold and hearty cibo e vino, (food and wine), with the Mediterranean influence that is known worldwide. Enjoy the tastes of Tuscany as much as you enjoy the gardens of the Grayfagnia estate…

Once you have experienced the tastes of Tuscany, you will be ready for one more experience to remember as you cross the Atlantic a final time arriving at the South American Plantation of Miguel Hermano. The Hermano Hacienda is revered for its inviting tropical climate and its postres y bailando, (desserts and dancing). Close your eyes and lose yourself in the sounds and feel as you experience this South American paradise…

Experience the fun and fellowship that Old Oaks is known for by inviting friends, family, and colleagues to this annual fundraising event. THE MORE THE MERRIER! You get to span the globe all in one evening for only $20 per person. This price provides you with all of the food and beverages that you can enjoy for your entire trip, and talk about traveling light?…Your only luggage will be the wine glass that will need as you travel to each of our wonderful destinations!

Please contact Geno Smith at (614) 266-6326 or geno25@mac.com if you have any additional questions!

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2014 Old Oaks Progressive Wine Tasting

SAVE THE DATE!   Saturday, August 2, 2014!

Invite friends, family, and colleagues and join the community of Historic Old Oaks as we take an international tour and savor the flavors of lands abroad right here in our own neighborhood!

Our annual wine-tasting fundraiser will have you grabbing your passport to a first class evening of wines and cuisine from our four differently themed locations.  You will travel the world in one evening with all of the wine and food you can enjoy for only $20 per person and enjoy different continental experiences right here in our embracing community.  Your concierge has planned an amazing evening of food, fun, fellowship and surprises unlike any tour from the past.  You simply cannot miss this spectacular event, nor should your family, friends and colleagues!  More details to be coming soon!  Spread the word and prepare yourself for a night to remember!

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Old Oaks 2014 Wednesday’s on the Porch Schedule

Wednesdays on the Porch is an event that truly cements Old Oaks together as a community and has even been recognized in some national publications. Held every Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, this event is an informal gathering of friends and neighbors from throughout the community. Truly a time to relax, catch up, and enjoy the company of others, Wednesdays on the Porch is held at a different home every week. Hosts serve a variety of refreshments, from cookies and lemonade, to hors d’oeuvres and sangria. Please join us!

Wednesday’s on the Porch 2014 Dates:

Date Name Address
May 28: Kylie & Jeff Smith (New Neighbors!) 754 Wilson
June 4: Wayne Lafaber & David Fawcett 608 Ohio
June 11: Emily & Vince Withers 722 Linwood
June 18: Susannah & Zach Cotman and Jim Cotman 694 Wilson
June 25: Sharon Pearson & Richard Vickers 639 Wilson
July 2: Holiday Week – No WOTP
July 9: Monna Manning & Jim Jasperse 654 Wilson
July 16: Latricia Sparks 624 Wilson
July 23: Molly Hogue & David Clarkson 660 Wilson
July 30: Courtney & Will Rowland 614 Champion
August 6: Kristen & Ryan Reisiger 692 Linwood
August 13: Belinda Morgan 733 Oakwood
August 20: Geno Smith (New Neighbor!) 668 Wilson
August 27: Brian Scarpino 1232 Livingston

We hope to see you there!

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City offers grants to draw home buyers to Old Oaks

The City of Columbus announced today that it is making $1.3 million available in grants and loans to new home buyers in the Old Oaks District in order to help revitalize most of the vacant homes.  Click here for the full article.

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Do you have paint to strip?

Speedheater SystemSo if you’ve ever stripped paint, and chances are if you live in the Old Oaks District or own an old home you have, have you ever considered using the Speedheater System?  The Speedheater System is an infrared paint stripping device that was designed and developed in Sweden.  There are currently only two companies in the United States that are selling it and I purchased one last year.

I can tell you from experience that I have stripped paint in the past using a variety of different methods, and nothing has come even close to what the Speedheater System can do.  It can remove 40 year old hardened exterior paint like butter in a matter of minutes!

You can find out more information at www.speedheater.us.  There you will find product videos, purchasing information, and tips.  Good luck stripping!  :)

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