A mister at the edge of the Bobel patio sprays cooling water for guests as Bob Bobel, left, describes his home’s garden during Sunday’s WesterFlora garden tour in Westerville. My Final Photo for July 21, 2019.
A steamroller compacts fresh asphalt laid on the end of the northbound lanes of Spring Road as the project prepares to switch traffic to the completed section and begin rebuilding the southbound lanes on Monday. My Final Photo for July 20, 2019.
A father photographs his two sons sitting on the rear fender of a Westerville Parks and Recreation tractor during the city’s Touch-A-Truck day at the sports fields on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for July 19, 2019.
A worker carries concrete blocks across the site where his team is building the foundation for a new set of restaurants at Polaris Parkway and Meridian Way. My Final Photo for July 18, 2019.
Uptown Dave with his coffee and cigar takes refuge from an afternoon rainstorm on the leeward side of the Holmes Hotel at State and Main in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for July 17, 2019.
Contractors began Tuesday changing the path for the Starbucks on South State Street by removing almost all of the trees, the shrubs, and vegetation at the rear of the property to make way for a new parking lot, drive-through lane, and entrance to the coffee shop. My Final Photo for July 16, 2019.
An auctioneer rearranges items for viewing in the dining area of Max & Erma’s on North State Street at Maxtown Road as the company prepares to sell restaurant equipment from the kitchen and memorabilia from the dining room in an online auction Tuesday. My Final Photo for July 15, 2019.
A red Triumph Roadster leads the line of British sports cars taking The British Invasion to the stage at the Alum Creek Amphitheater where the group performed popular British songs from the 60s and 70s. My Final Photo for July 14, 2019.
A few of the artist’s tents at the Westerville Music & Arts Festival are reflected in the main pond as the two-day festival opened Saturday morning at Heritage Park. My Final Photo for July 13, 2019.
A worker grinds away small sections of reinforcing rod before placing a stone cover at the top of pillars recently built at the entrance to Sharon Woods Metro Park on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for July 12, 2019.
A brick mason uses a joint raker to set mortar into a section of the decorative wall being built at the front of Responders Park. My Final Photo for July 11, 2019.
A farmhand holds a red and white beet sliced open for display at the Wednesday Uptown Westerville Farmers Market. My Final Photo for July 10, 2019.
A runner strides past a colorful wall of flowers growing along the path through a section of the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Park. My Final Photo for July 9, 2019.
An asphalt crew mills away the old surface of Cochran Alley before resurfacing it and beginning the same process on Center Street off West Main. My Final Photo for July 8, 2019.
A personal trainer works his way across the rock-fill at the base of Hoover Dam using a medicine ball to shift his center of gravity as he works for core strength and for balance. My Final Photo for July 7, 2019.
One of the more than 400 barbequed ribs prepared by ten chefs for the Timberbank Lane annual Rib Cookoff sits sliced on the cutting board before being offered to the neighborhood of judges for appraisal. My Final Photo for July 6, 2019.
High water on Alum Creek floods over the retaining walls creating ripples over the rocks that make up the wall. My Final Photo for July 5, 2019.
Westerville Reserve Officer Ted Bretthauer salutes as he stands with his three young charges as the police department Honor Guard passes at the lead of the 4th of July parade through Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for July 4, 2019.
The fireworks crew moves mortar tubes into position as it prepares more than 1,200 projectiles to be fired at the July 4th fireworks show in Westerville. My Final Photo for July 3, 2019.
Retired Westerville firefighter Tom Ullom, right, talks with his family after watching city council members, the city manager, park director, and fire chief listen to a brief prayer to mark the return of “The Crossing,” a memorial for Westerville firefighter David Theisen who died in a fire, to First Responder Park during construction that removed the old park to make one that also has a memorial for two police officers killed last year. My Final Photo for July 2, 2019.
A quartet of kayakers paddles their way upstream on Alum Creek near the Cleveland Avenue bridge on a warm Monday afternoon. My Final Photo for July 1, 2019.
Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for the first Mass of the day. My Final Photo for June 30, 2019.