Monday, November 20, 2017
City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Garbage pickup will be postponed one day. more
Friday, November 17, 2017
The Street Department will be collecting leaves the week of Thanksgiving, beginning Monday, Nov. 20. The crews will drive around the city collecting leaves. For those who were not able to rake their leaves to the curb this coming week, the street department will continue onto its full-on leaf... more
Friday, November 17, 2017
Goshen residents will find copies of the Fall/Winter MapleCityNow in their mailbox over the next few days. Residents can also find extra copies at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, LaCasa, Inc. and City offices. This season's newsletter features information about the City's new Cremation Center, updates... more
Born and raised in Castalia, Ohio (near Cedar Point), Jessica’s love for art began at young age. Doodles in the Sunday bulletins turned into three Governor Show pieces in high school, to having ceramic pieces in the Springfield Art Museum during college. A Religion major with a Art minor from Wittenberg University, Jessica had great aspirations of going onto graduate school in ceramics with the hopes of one day teaching art. However, God had other plans for Jessica’s life. With a divinity degree in hand from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Jessica now finds ways to express her creativity through her ministry as one of the pastors at Faith Lutheran Church in Goshen; she especially enjoys capturing the imperfectly perfect moments of life through photography, painting, and doodling while prepping for her sermons.
I chose to take a whimsical approach to the theme “A Great Place to Explore.” I decided to put together two unlikely creatures, a hippopotamus and a frog, that need water to survive and have them explore our storm drains and the city of Goshen. I chose these two animals to represent the diversity of animals that are affected by what we put in our storm drains. As they float along the storm drains in an umbrella the frog keeps an eye out for all of the unique places to explore while the hippopotamus reads a book that he picked up from the Goshen Library.
Playing off of one of my favorite children’s book authors Dr Seuss, I wrote the slogan “protect our rivers here and there don’t pollute them anywhere,” as a reminder that not only do we need to protect our rivers starting at the rivers themselves but also at our storm drains. We need to be aware of what we place in our waterways can harm everything that lives in or around them.