Jeffrey Mansion Update

Jeffrey Mansion was gifted to the City of Bexley in 1941, and has functioned in many different ways over the 70+ preceding years during which it has served as a community facility.  Did you know that at one time the basement of the mansion was used by the Bexley Police Department as a practice firing range?  In its early years Jeffrey Mansion functioned much like an informal community clubhouse, where residents would meet casually to play games, gather, and build community.  

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Info on the Bexley Issue 12 Replacement Levy

The City has placed a 3.5 mill replacement levy “for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, resurfacing and repairing streets, alleys, sidewalks and other similar improvements” on the ballot in November.  Issue 12, when coupled with the City abandoning a 3.4 mill operating levy from 1974, will cost an additional approximately $50 per $100k of valuation per year.  The current street levy was passed in 2003, and provides the same dollar amount today as then, even as construction costs have risen year over year.  Engineers have estimated that 40 of Bexley’s 86 lane miles are in “fair” to “poor” condition.  To learn more about the levy, please visit one of the upcoming candidate forums (such as the October 17th event at the Bexley Public Library), or search the internet for information from public sources and any groups for or against the proposed ballot issue.


Bexley Community Foundation Bus Tour

Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 - 11:00 am

Join the Bexley Community Foundation for a free bus tour to see the locations of some grants funded on their behalf. Meet at the Foundation's office (552 S. Drexel) to leave on the Bexley Beat promptly at 9:30 am. All passengers will return by 10:45 for light refreshments. This tour is open to 1908 Society Members, friends, family, donors, and anyone interested in learning more about the Bexley Community Foundation. To reserve your seat, please email Hallie by Monday April 9th. For more information, please click here.


Wellness Walks at Jeffrey with the Bexley CHAT

October 10th - 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Jeffrey Park

Our Wellness Walks involve taking a stroll through Jeffrey Park with a health expert for a chat about specific health topics of interest to you.  The topic for this "Wednesday Wellness Walks" will be "Cancer Awareness," presented by a health professional from the OSU East Hospital. The presentation will be held at 4:30 pm and a 20 minute group walk will follow.


Pumpkin Dessert Bake-Off Competition

October 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Jeffrey Park (During the Harvest Festival!)

It's back for year two! The Pumpkin Dessert Bake-Off was a tasty treat for the community last year, so, we're bringing it back! Bexley Recreation & Parks is hosting the Pumpkin Dessert Bake-Off during the 2018 Harvest Festival on October 12, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Jeffrey Park. As the competition heats up, we've added an additional seat to our panel of judges!

The Judges:
Marla Burton - Winner of the 2017 Pumpkin Dessert Bake-Off
Lori Ann Feibel - Bexley City Council President
Dawn Freese - Business Operations Manager of Facilities at Capital University
Elaine Phillips - Pelz - Executive Director of the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce
Jack Spiller - Student Body President at Capital University
Shiela Straub - Board Vice Chairwoman of the Bexley Community Foundation 

If you are interested in submitting your favorite pumpkin dessert to be judged, please click here. Or, if you would rather, email your information to