Archive for December, 2011

New Links For The Newark, Ohio Directory

I have quite a few new links added for this update.

In the Newark, Ohio Restaurant And Bars category:

In the Health category:

In the Non-Profit category:

In the Local Bloggers category:

In the Recreation, Sports And Leisure category:

In the Industry And Warehousing category:

In the Attorney And Legal category:

In the Financial category:

In the Photographers category:

In the Beauty And Barbershops category:

In Food category:

In the Retail category:

In the Artists And Galleries category:

The directory is at a total of 840 active links with only a small percent of the links not belonging to businesses, individuals, or organizations in the immediate vicinity of Newark, Ohio. As always, I’m looking for more to add and I always appreciate any help with errors or omissions.

Happy New Year’s and best wishes to all for 2012.


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The Black Owls And Sparrow Bellows Play New Year’s Eve At Brews In Granville, Ohio.

December 31, 2011
9:00 pmto11:59 pm

At 9:00 pm December 31st, The Black Owls And Sparrow Bellows will begin to play at Brews In Granville, Ohio. Rock in the New Year with great food, beer, and music. 

The Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant In Newark, Ohio.

The Golden Wok is a Chinese restaurant in Newark, Ohio that’s a bit of a secret. It sits in an alley on the north side of the courthouse square in the downtown area. There is a sign on North 3rd street, but it’s high and a little hard to see as time has faded it. From what I’ve been told, it used to be a speakeasy in during the prohibition era and when you’re inside it, it feels like it. The place reminds one of a scene from an old gangster movie.

Newark, Ohio Chinese Restaurant, The Golden Wok

Newark, Ohio's Chinese restaurant, The Golden Wok, has an entrance in the alley just north of the courthouse square.

I’m not qualified to tell you much about the food at The Golden Wok as I’m not a big fan of Chinese food. I enjoyed the meals I’ve had there as far as Chinese food goes though. It’s worth a try just to experience the place.

If you have trouble finding it, look for these signs. I’m also including a map.

Sign for The Golden Wok Chinese restaurant in Newark, Ohio.

Sign visible from the Newark, Ohio square for the hidden Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant.Closeup Of The Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant in Downtown Newark, Ohio.


The Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant Sign In Newark, Ohio.

Closeup Of The Golden Wok Sign.

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New Year’s Eve At Cherry Valley Lodge In Newark, Ohio

December 31, 2011
9:00 pmto11:59 pm
English: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and J...

The Beatles tribute band British Invasion will play at Cherry Valley Lodge December 31, 2011. Image via Wikipedia

The Cherry Valley Lodge will host a New Year’s Eve Party featuring the act, The British Invasion, a Beatle’s tribute band.

The cost is $129 that includes dinner for 2, Champagne, party favors, and entertainment from the band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Overnight accommodations are available at an additional cost. Limited seats are available, so call for reservations.

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The Lucky Bamboo Chinese Restaurant In Newark, Ohio.

The Lucky Bamboo is one of Newark, Ohio’s Chinese restaurants that does a good business. It’s on the far west side of town at 1485 Granville Road. They’ve been in business for many years and remain one of the favorite unique restaurants in Newark, Ohio

There is carry-out(10% off) or dine-in. The Lucky Bamboo’s phone number is 740-344-1822. Hungry Chinese food lovers in Newark should try them. They are very close to The Cherry Valley Lodge and The Marriot. They are also a short drive from Granville, Ohio. Don’t settle for fast food on the west side of town when you could have great Chinese and Thai food. 

As of this writing, I cannot find a website for this location. 

Another longtime favorite Chinese restaurant in Newark, Ohio is The Golden Wok, which used to be a speakeasy during prohibition. 

The Lucky Bamboo Chinese Restaurant in Newark, Ohio.

The Lucky Bamboo In Newark, Ohio

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Crossroads Worship Center Youth Group Dodgeball Tournament

December 10, 2011
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

The Crossroads Worship Center Youth Group is hosting a dodgeball tournament to raise money for Speed the Light. Speed the Light (STL) is a student-initiated ministry that provides transportation and communications equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 150 countries around the world.

Who: Anyone 20 and under
Costs: $10 per person,
Teams of 6, concessions will also be available at a small price to raise money for STL.

Prizes: $20 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift-card for each person on the winning team

Where: Crossroads Worship Center 858 Garfield Ave, Newark, OH 43055

We anticipate this being a really fun event, and encourage you to tell your friends, family, and classmates about it to try to gather as many people as possible!

CWC Youth Group

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Pipeline Through Licking County Should Cause Concern

I’ve been reading quite a bit about a pipeline coming through Licking County to support planned drilling in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling projects to our east. All that I’ve seen so far is excitement coming from our local government. It seems that after a steady decline in the local economy, they’ve found something they can put their name on and lay claim to. That excitement is going to blind them to the potential hazards that this project could bring.

Gas Drilling Rig

I’m not going to write to much on the Marcellus Shale projects. I can’t. I don’t have enough knowledge about the gas and oil industry to defend every detail that I write about. I do know that if you want to see the end results, all you have to do is look to Pennsylvania. Fracking(a complicated process of getting gas out of a well that’s gone dry) has devastated the lives of many and ruined rural land there. Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of water and hydraulic chemicals into the well to force cracks in it and get surrounding gas to fill the empty well. Along with putting toxic chemicals in the ground, the process also releases chemicals already in the ground out into the environment. The result is hazardous to the health of the population in the area.

I’m not much of a tree hugger. I believe that many potentially harmful practices can have the risk greatly reduced simply by using proper practices. Proper practices usually cost more money, so the only common sense protection is for the law to enforce laws concerning private property. That’s usually not done because the gas industry pays off our legal system and politicians. There’s a lot to the methods used to skirt the law in Pennsylvania. The laws have already exempted the gas industry from oversight. For example, nobody is allowed to question what’s in the fracking fluid. The law protects them from disclosing it’s contents.

Ohioans should be studying what’s happened in Pennsylvania. Marcellus Protest is a good place to start. Use a search engine to look for terms like “Pennsylvania Fracking” too. Some of what you find is horrifying. Wells blowing up in backyards, tap water that you can set on fire, significant rises in cancer and rare diseases, and more. This is not the harmless natural gas industry that we’ve been led to believe for so many years.

There’s big, big money involved. Here’s a Licking County Port Authority CEO finding himself excited at the thought of Licking County, Ohio getting in on the gas boom. I’ve read a lot of his posts and he NEVER mentions any of the hazards experienced in Pennsylvania. No mention of the need to change Ohio law to protect citizens from an industry that most no nothing about. Just as ignorant are the landowners entering into contracts to lease their land to the drilling companies. I don’t use the term “ignorant” in a derogatory way here. I too an ignorant, but how are our politicians and citizens going to enter into agreements with a complicated industry that they don’t know anything about. Who is educated in the gas industry that will look out for the public?

All of us should keep a very close eye on our local government when it comes to their decisions on this pipeline. We all need the work, we could all use the revenue, but remember who we’re letting make these important decisions. Remember the state and local government allowing Longaberger to do as it pleased with the roads? What fruit has that brought us? We don’t need to discount the gas industry as an evil, but we do need local government to give priority to protecting the property and land of it’s citizens over the easy money from allowing the gas companies to operate at their convenience.

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