Union City News


The second annual Union City Arts is now in the books and what a great success.

Now what? On Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. “Celebrating Downtown Union City” A collection of Vintage and Antique Cars on display and a Collections’ Exhibit and Sale at the Community Room, 103 N. Columbia St., Union City, Indiana. The five antique stores and Collectibles Stores including BandJ Antiques and Collectibles, Oak Street Antiques, The Little Shop of Many Things, Under the Redbud Antiques and the Antique Mall will be open for browsing.

The Preservation Society of Union City, Indiana-Ohio, will have a collectibles sale at the Community Room. Collectors, this is your chance to buy a space and sell some of your treasures and collections. Figurines, coins, comics, glassware, jewelry, watches, you name it, if it qualifies as a collection, you can buy space for $10 and sell to your hearts delight on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call Ted Leahey at 765-964-5370 today to reserve your table!

Other opportunities to visit artist studios and galleries – the Art Hub, Carol Strock-Wasson Gallery, The Art Depot and other great artwork in the downtown.

Watch a classic Laurel and Hardy Film at The Fire House Pipes on North Plum Street in Union City with Justin Nimmo. Great concert pipe organ music and more all at the Fire House Pipes.

Justin Nimmo, was born in North Tonawanda, New York, the famous home of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. Although he began his organ studies on an electronic organ at age 5, it wasn’t until he was 13 years old that he had his first opportunity to play a real theatre pipe organ. Invited to attend an open console session at the historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, Justin was thrilled to get to play the Riviera’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Recognizing his interest and talent, the Niagara Frontier Theatre Organ Society allowed him access to the Riviera organ to practice and further develop his theatre organ style. At the “young” age of 16, Justin was officially named as one of the house organists for the Riviera Theatre where he was regularly featured playing overtures and other programs.

Following his successes at the Riviera, Nimmo was invited to play overtures for the classic film series at Shea’s Buffalo on the large 4/28 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. He has also appeared as guest organist at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, performing overtures for the Ohio’s film series on the large 4/33 Robert Morton Theatre Organ.

Nimmo resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he is a member of the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. He has been employed by Carlton Smith Theatre Pipe Organ Restorations since 2004 where he has diversified his theatre organ interests to include the installation and service of theatre organs. Justin is a 2005 and 2006 recipient of a scholarship from the American Theatre Organ Society and has studied with renowned theatre organ teacher John Ferguson.

Woodcrest Lanes on Highway 47 in Union City, Ohio, recently re-opened its doors, a bar and restaurant and family dining. Newly re-opened bowling lanes and a beautiful facility for family fun.

Smith’s buckeye Beer and Wine at 301 E. Elm St., Union City also now has great subs, pizza, ice cream and more with outdoor seating. Other restaurants in town include Bousers Barn, 1300 Chestnut St., (Highway 32); D’s, 415 Chestnut St., Taqueria Luz Tacos, 228 N. Columbia St., Pizza Hut, 340 W. Deerfield Road (Highway 28); Pizza King, 102 W. Chestnut St., (Highway 571), McDonald’s Restaurant, 115 S. Columbia St.,, Neil’s A and W Restaurant, 802 E. Elm St., and Copy’s Bar, 306 W. Oak St.

Plenty to do in Union City. Union City redefined!

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By Linda DeHaven

Linda DeHaven is the new author of the weekly column Union City News for The Daily Advocate. She may be reached at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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