Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3 Babes and a Baker

Carla Saunders is a former bakery owner who took a converted a gyro truck, and turned it into Columbus’ first mobile gourmet cupcake truck. The Three Babes and a Baker truck has since been outfitted to bake and store a variety of cupcakes ranging from German chocolate to red velvet to pineapple upside down cake.

In addition to operating at The Market at 15th and High and at the NW corner of the High and Gay St Intersection, Three Babes and a Baker also caters private events such as birthday parties and other gatherings.

Contact Carla Saunders, head baker, to order your own Three Babes and a Baker cupcakes.

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The Wine Bistro

With two locations in the Columbus Metro area, The Wine Bistro is a warm, inviting restaurant and bar that has been quenching residents' thirst and hunger for many years.

Serving an extensive array of fine wines, beers and light dishes, The Wine Bistro is the perfect mix of charm and convenience. The Bistro's expert staff is always nearby to offer advice and information about the wines they serve and they make every visit a truly educational experience.

Visit one of The Wine Bistro locations and RSVP for our Autumn Wine Celebration today!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meet Lisa Horkin - One of Our Featured Artists

This year, we are adding a unique element to NCALP's Autumn Wine Celebration by featuring the works of local glass artists within the Columbus community at our event. In addition to having their works on display during the event, the artists will be in attendance to answer questions.

A native Ohioan, Lisa Horkin has worked as an artist in Columbus for 10 years. In addition to creating art of her own, she has also lectures and teaches art to others. Horkin received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design where she majored in painting.

Nine years ago, she expanded into glass blowing as a means of creative expression. Lisa specializes in smaller glass objects and works primarily at the Glass Axis studio in Grandview and she also has a small studio in her home.

Check out some of her pieces!

Save the Date!

Save the date for our Autumn Wine Celebration on Friday, October 21 at the beautiful Bluestone located downtown Columbus. This year's event will include wine tasting, deserts from 3 Babes and a Baker, live music and works of local glass artists. 

RSVP today and reserve your seat at NCALP's annual fundraiser.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Calling Attorneys and Social Workers!

Are you looking for CLE/CEUs in child welfare and adoption law? Register today for our Summer Institute courses and earn up to 23.5 continuing education credits!

For more information, check out our online flyer or visit our website.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Interracial Families in Friendship, Adoption Group

Siobhan Wolf Shafer
accepted the award on
behalf of the group. 
For the past 11 years, Interracial Families in Friendship has provided social interaction, support and community for adoptive families with African American children, biracial children and children from the African diaspora. The group’s monthly meetings are a vital resource for families in the Central Ohio area.

Congratulations to all of our Adoption Hero Award recipients and thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Angela Lariviere, Adoption/Foster Care Professional

Angela Lariviere is the founder and facilitator of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio’s Youth Empowerment Program. This program helps homeless youth become active community members and productive citizens through participation in community service, leadership training and advocacy activities.

Angela has played a crucial role in changing policies to allow teenagers in family shelters and she also assisted a local shelter in building a safer building with improved services for children and teens. She has partnered with national organizations to increase homeless education funding and participated in over 1,000 community services hours this year.

Angela’s passion stems from her own experience as a homeless youth. As an adult, she and her husband have served as guardians of multiple children, including their younger siblings, eight nieces and nephews and 10 other children. These youth lived with the Larivieres for periods of time ranging from two months to four years while they attended school, worked toward their GEDs or waited for housing, college or financial aid.

Check back at the end of the week to meet our final Adoption Hero Award recipient!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dontell Higgins, Youth Hero

At eighteen years old, Dontell became involved with Children Services as a result of serious family issues. Despite these difficulties, Dontell thrived both academically and athletically.

A natural leader, Dontell was chosen to be the captain of his football team and received the Ohio Capital Conference scholar athlete award. Dontell also placed third in the 100 meter dash at the Division 1 state championship. Additionally, his 4x100 meter relay team finished in the top 10 at the outdoor nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In 2010, Dontell graduated from Groveport Madison High School as an honor roll student with a 3.4 GPA.

He is currently enrolled at Kent State University and majoring in Actuarial Science. Dontell is also a member of Kent State’s track team and competes in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the 4x100 meter relay.

He plans to graduate from college and someday represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

Check back next week to meet more of our Adoption Hero Award recipients.