Stories tagged with: colony square mall

November 23, 2015 - 6:07pm
31 weeks 2 days ago

One of the busiest shopping days of the year is fast approaching.

Shoppers will flood Colony Square Mall this Black Friday to snag the best deals, but Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, Kevin Pinson, said some retailers are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. The mall will be open from 6 p.m. until midnight on Thanksgiving, and some stores will remain open all night through Black Friday.

"We're leaving the lights on all night, and we're giving retailers...

October 16, 2015 - 5:09pm
36 weeks 4 days ago

In a journey that began 12 years ago, one local man has now accomplished an incredible feat.

Dozens of friends and supporters stood by Boyd Otero's side as he took his final lap around Colony Square Mall. In 2003, Otero set a pretty hefty goal for himself-- to walk to the circumference of the earth. On Friday, fans cheered as he proudly crossed the finish line.

"I thought I was happy when I graduated from high school after 12 years, well it's nothing compared to how I feel...

September 28, 2015 - 5:09pm
39 weeks 2 days ago

One local man has taken mall walking to a whole new level.

Boyd Otero's rough up-bringing led him down a destructive path of alcohol addiction. During his time in Alcoholics Anonymous, Otero remembers being told that alcoholics "never finish anything." Feeling discouraged, he was determined to prove skeptics wrong. That's when he set a pretty hefty goal for himself-- to walk around the world.

"As an alcoholic, a lot of times we don't finish things that we do, we...

September 22, 2015 - 6:02pm
36 weeks 6 days ago

Boyd Otero is about to accomplish a goal he set for himself 12 years ago when battling an addiction with alcohol – walking around the world.

In a press release, Otero said, “I had been in [Alcoholics Anonymous] for 5 years, they say alcoholics never finish anything. That kind of stuck in my gizzard. I'm going to show them! I'm going to pick a goal that's big!”

On the fifth anniversary of his sobriety in 2003, the 69-year-old Otero set out on his...

August 28, 2015 - 4:15pm
43 weeks 5 days ago

As National Breastfeeding Awareness Month comes to an end, one local business is continuing to promote it.

The Colony Square Mall is partnering together with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department to support breastfeeding and provide a safe place for mothers who are nursing.

"Across the country, we haven't had any issues here, but there have been other public places where people have complained or made an issue of that and that shouldn't be, breastfeeding is very...

July 28, 2015 - 3:28pm
48 weeks 1 day ago

Ohioans looking for the best deal on back to school supplies only have to wait one more weekend. 

From Friday, August 7 to Sunday the 9, back to school supplies up to $20 an item, clothes valued up to $75 an item and instructional material up to $20 an item will not have a sales tax attached. It's part of a bill passed last December that will wave the sales tax on qualifying items for three days. 

Sixteen states around the country have enacted similar holidays in past...

April 24, 2015 - 7:58pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

After weeks of preparation and several days of auctioning, the Carr Center cake auction concluded at 6:00 Friday night.

People donated 415 cakes and incentives to the auction this year. Those donated cakes helped to raise $133,080. Executive Director of the Carr Center, Kim Hosler, said while the money raised goes a long way to help the center perform its daily duties, she said the giving spirit of the community really means the most. That feeling is exhoed by volunteer Ron Bucci who...

April 7, 2015 - 3:31pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Whether it be small cakes or big cakes all cakes will be at Colony Square Mall later this month.

The 29th annual Carr Center Cake Auction is coming on April 23 and 24 at the mall. But the deadline to register for the auction is April 10. Executive Director of the Carr Center, Kim Hosler explained what is so special about the event.

"It's a wonderful visual event in that you can walk through them all and see hundreds of cakes," Hosler said. "Some of them are small...

March 13, 2015 - 2:50pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

All weekend long you can take a trip to Colony Square Mall to learn all about health and fitness from the experts themselves.

Muskingum Recreation Center is just one of the booths you'll see at the annual health event. When you stop by their table you'll be educated about the importance of physical activity.

"Why is fitness important to health, just exercise increases and enhances your quality of life it creates a better mood, overall improves your cardiovascular health,...

March 10, 2015 - 2:55pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Get ready to get healthy. The annual Community Health Fair is returning to Colony Square Mall this weekend.

Starting Friday morning with informative sessions and interactive demonstrations, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department offers something for everyone all day at the fair.

Public Information Officer, Jennifer Hiestand, said there are many news things this year that align with the goal of the health fair.

"This year, we wanted to be educational but more...

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