"Letter from LCC President"
M ay 2009 Volume 10, Issue 3 General Meeting Tuesday May 26, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. At the Lunken Playfield Lindner Tennis Center 4750 Playfield Lane Letter from LCC President disappeared during the winter months, we still have some Dear Linwood Residents and Businesses – empty pots available. If you are interested in filling these pots with dirt, please contact Cookie Salamon at 513-871 Your Linwood Community Council has been busy this -9072. We hope to get some more free flowers from past month. On April 25th, we had the Great American Benkens for planting in the pots. Some residents have Cleanup. Those of us who participated managed to col- chosen to plant the pots on their own; we truly thank you lect 60 bags of trash, some car tires, and other garbage. for volunteering for this. Thanks to the volunteers who helped in this endeavor – Sue Speno and son Benjamin, Jim Marthaler, our organ- The Council has also applied to Art Work Mural Works izer, and my wife Cookie and I also participated. for a mural to be painted on the Church Street wall of Columbia Parkway. If you are interested in this project, Thanks also to the many residents and businesses that we would love to have your input on this undertaking. have helped by cleaning up various areas of Linwood in We feel that Linwood has a rich history which can be an effort to keep our community desirable and appealing. beautifully depicted on this wall. Our NSP (Neighborhood Support Program) proposal has With all the spring showers, the mowing in the commu- been approved by the City, and we have some exciting nity will be an ongoing issue. Let’s keep the City in- plans for this year. formed of those public areas that should be serviced by Mayor Mallory sponsors a Soap Box Derby between the them. neighborhoods, and the Council has decided to join in on Also, we are reminding businesses in the area to keep the fun. There are first, second and third place prizes, their properties mowed and litter-free. Please remember depending on the number of cars entered in the race. We to sweep your sidewalk areas and keep dirt from your are pretty excited about this opportunity, and hope to businesses off the street. have some sponsors from our neighborhood businesses for our entry. Our goal again is to continue to preserve a safe and pleas- ant environment in which we can live and work. We will also be hosting a Fox19 Can Film Festival at Otto Armleder Park sometime this summer, probably in June. Admission to this event will be a can of food, which will in turn be donated to the Food Bank Free Tom Salamon Store. Linwood will serve refreshments at this event as a President fund-raiser for our area. The community flower pots are being “adopted” by resi- dents and businesses. Although some of the pots have CONTACT Linwood Community Council Linwood Community Council at PO Box 26193, Cincinnati OH 45226 via voicemail 513-322-4826 Read about us at: www.LinwoodLantern.org Or email us at: Editor@LinwoodLantern.org or President@LinwoodLantern.org This newsletter is brought to you by funds from the Neighborhood Support Project and the efforts of Linwood volunteers. Linwood Photos on Flickr In our continuing efforts to document Linwood’s past, present and future a new photo group was started on the internet photo website FLICKR. The group, called “Linwood, Cincinnati OH, USA,” currently has about 30 photos from Linwood including some amazing raptor shots from Otto Armleder Park by Martin Rice, a wonder- ful picture from last year’s Flying Pig Marathon by TC Taintor, and some great dog park shots from “bethechange21.” Flickr is a website that allows one to open a specific Above photo by group (as we did) and then set limits on who can see the TC Taintor 2008 photos (ours are public) and dictate what photos are ac- Flying Pig. ceptable for the group. In our case we only want family- At right: photo friendly photos that have a connection to Linwood. by “Be We are looking for historical photos or postcards of Lin- thechange 21” wood to add to the collection, as well as anything you at the Otto Arm- would like to put up that depicts life in Linwood now. To leder dog park. see more of the photos—go to http://www.flickr.com/ groups/linwoodcincinnatioh/ We will be adding the LCC photos from previous years clean ups, the floods, etc. Folks just keep running around Linwood Anyone can submit family-friendly photos from anytime The Flying Pig was a huge success and we were in Linwood’s history. We can share our new projects: the at about mile 19 & 20. But folks haven’t finished mural project, film festival, or the flowerpot project, or running in Linwood. daily life photos like the bus stop, “whodey” decorations, The Running Club of Cincinnati will run its 31st the footbridge, Linwood School, or a day at Lunken Memorial Day run this year at Otto Armleder Park. Playfield or the Linwood Tot Lot. The city’s second oldest race, run all over Cin- To submit photos you need a Flickr account to contribute cinnati over the years, has come to roost in Lin- or to make comments on the photos. It’s free, and sim- wood. This 5K will start at 9 a.m. May 25. To reg- ple, but if you need help contact Jenny at ister contact the Running Club of Cincinnati or go JenR_O@yahoo.com. to their website: http://www.cincinnatirunning.com Linwood Baptist Church SUMMER NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES Linwood Baptist Church is hosting a series of music concerts for the Linwood community in the church park- ing lot (the 4800 block of Eastern Avenue) on these Wednesdays: June 10, July 8, and August 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Great music, refreshments and a chance to relax and meet others from our neighborhood. Stay tuned for more details, and plan to join your friends and neighbors in these fun summertime events! (In case of rain, the show will go on - we'll just have to move into the church building.) Tribute Gifts to Fund Disaster Victims Linwood Baptist Church has launched their annual "Blanket Sunday" (Mother's Day) and "Tool Sun- day" (Father's Day). Anyone can make a "Tribute Gift" through the Linwood Baptist Church (with "Blanket" or "Tools" in the reference line) which will go to Church World Service, an organization which provides blankets, tools, food and shelter to people around the world who are recovering from hurricanes and other disasters. The church's weekly worship is 11:00 on Sunday. Come early for coffee and breakfast goodies! Contact the church for more information at www.linwoodbaptist.org 4808 Eastern Ave., Cinti., 45226 or call (513) 871-2954 Terry’s Turf Club Best Burger in Ohio According to the Food Network magazine, Terry’s Turf Club on Eastern Ave. has the best bur- ger in Ohio. The national magazine sought the best burger in all 50 states and found Ohio’s best in Lin- wood. Terry’s burger, starting at $6.50, found in what historically has been the Linwood Café, was ap- Photo credit: Martin Rice from Otto Armleder Park plauded for its flavor, but also the gourmet options like foie gras that were available as options. The maga- TELEVISION & COMPUTER RECYCLING zine said the peanut shell strewn floor should not turn away the true gourmands—as the menu featured bur- The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management gers to filet mignon, and definitely met the Food Net- District (District) proudly announces the open- work’s expectations. Neighbors say the food is good, ing of the 2009 computer recycling program. but it’s hard to get a place to sit. Maybe it is worth the This program begins May 1st and will run wait. through December 30th, 2009 for Hamilton County residents. This year, the District incor- porated a television recycling component into 2009 Ault Park Events the computer recycling program. Computer Cool Wine—Hot Jazz May 29th 6:30 to 9:30 equipment recycling will be free. The fees for Concourse d’Excellence June 14th recycling televisions are based on weight. 1 – Dance in the Park—3rd Thurs.—starts in June 60 lbs = $10 or Over 60 lbs = $20. Through a take-back partnership with Sony, Sony, LG, Zenith and Goldstar televisions can be recycled for free. TIPS FROM THE PROS The computer recycling program has moved From our great Linwood businesses, we are asking for tips to from St. Bernard to Blue Ash. 2trg, 11093 Ken- help us improve our property, our health and our quality of wood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. life. If you are a Linwood Business Owner use this column to Contact Susan Schumacher at the offer consumer advice to Lantern readers. Hamilton County Solid Waste Management Dis- trict, or — http://www.hcdoes.org/SWMD/ Speaking of burgers, this month’s Tips from the Pros comes Residents/CompElec.html or http:// from Tina Mattix, CRS from Huff Realty who reminds us www.hcdoes.org/SWMD/Residents/ about gas grill safety: TVRecy.html for more information. ∗ Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes or leaks ∗ Move gas hoses as far away as possible from hot sur- faces and dripping grease ∗ Replace scratched or nicked connectors, which can eventually leak gas ∗ If you detect a gas leak, immediately turn off the gas at 2009 LCC Meeting Calendar the tank and don’t attempt to light the grill until it is re- May 26 paired June 23 ∗ Never use the grill indoors; always place it at least 10 feet away from buildings or structures July no meeting ∗ Keep the lid open when lighting the grill – if it does not August 25 light in the first several attempts, wait five minutes before September 22 trying again so the gas can dissipate October 27 ∗ When storing gas tanks, keep containers upright – never November 17 store a tank under or near the grill December 15—holiday party ∗ Keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case and never leave a fire unattended. This newsletter is brought to you by funds from the Neighborhood Support Project and the efforts of Linwood volunteers. Linwood Community Council P.O. Box 26193 Cincinnati, OH 45226 Upcoming Meetings: May 26th June 23rd No July Meeting At Lindner Tennis Center in the Lunken Playfield at 7:30 Visit our website at www.LinwoodLantern.org or contact us 513-322-4826 USEFUL CITY CONTACT INFORMATION To report a public services problem to the City — like abandoned vehicles, blighted property, dead ani- mal removal, litter, recycling/solid waste collection— call 513-591-6000, or enter your request on the City website at www.cincinnati-oh.gov. For an emergency, always call 9-1-1. If you need to report a police related problem, call the general dispatch number at 513-765-1212. To request a fire inspection, call the Cincinnati Fire Department at 513-357-7585. To request a smoke detector, call 513-352-2361. (513) 533-3600 3754 Beechmont Ct. Cincinnati, Ohio 45226-2346 www.jacobbros.com