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Issue 3: May 2009

Dear Linwood Residents and Businesses —

Your Linwood Community Council has been busy this past month. On April 25th, we had the Great American Cleanup. Those of us who participated managed to collect 60 bags of trash, some car tires, and other garbage.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped in this endeavor — Sue Speno and son Benjamin, Jim Marthaler, our organizer, and my wife Cookie and I also participated.

Thanks also to the many residents and businesses that have helped by cleaning up various areas of Linwood in an effort to keep our community desirable and appealing. Our NSP (Neighborhood Support Program) proposal has been approved by the City, and we have some exciting plans for this year.

Mayor Mallory sponsors a Soap Box Derby between the neighborhoods, and the Council has decided to join in on the fun. There are first, second and third place prizes, depending on the number of cars entered in the race. We are pretty excited about this opportunity, and hope to have some sponsors from our neighborhood businesses for our entry.

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 Store. Linwood will serve refreshments at this event as a fund-raiser for our area.

The community flower pots are being "adopted" by residents and businesses. Although some of the pots have disappeared during the winter months, we still have some empty pots available. If you are interested in filling these pots with dirt, please contact Cookie Salamon at 513-871-9072. We hope to get some more free flowers from Benkens for planting in the pots. Some residents have chosen to plant the pots on their own; we truly thank you for volunteering for this.

The Council has also applied to Art Work Mural Works for a mural to be painted on the Church Street wall of Columbia Parkway. If you are interested in this project, we would love to have your input on this undertaking. We feel that Linwood has a rich history which can be beautifully depicted on this wall.

With all the spring showers, the mowing in the community will be an ongoing issue. Let's keep the City informed of those public areas that should be serviced by them.

Also, we are reminding businesses in the area to keep their properties mowed and litter-free. Please remember to sweep your sidewalk areas and keep dirt from your businesses off the street.

Our goal again is to continue to preserve a safe and pleasant environment in which we can live and work.

Tom Salamon

Linwood Photos on Flickr

Flying Pig Marathon, orange giveaway

Photo by: TC Taintor at the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon

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 wonderful picture from last year's Flying Pig Marathon by TC Taintor, and some great dog park shots from "bethechange21."

Are we having fun yet?

Photo by: bethechange21 at the Otto Armleder Dog Park

Flickr is a website that allows one to open a specific group (as we did) and then set limits on who can see the photos (ours are public) and dictate what photos are acceptable for the group. In our case we only want familyfriendly photos that have a connection to Linwood.

We are looking for historical photos or postcards of Linwood to add to the collection, as well as anything you would like to put up that depicts life in Linwood now. To see more of the photos — go to We will be adding the LCC photos from previous years clean ups, the floods, etc.

Anyone can submit family-friendly photos from anytime in Linwood's history. We can share our new projects: the mural project, film festival, or the flowerpot project, or daily life photos like the bus stop, "whodey" decorations, the footbridge, Linwood School, or a day at Lunken Playfield or the Linwood Tot Lot.

To submit photos you need a Flickr account to contribute or to make comments on the photos. It's free, and simple, but if you need help contact Jenny at

Folks just keep running around Linwood

The Flying Pig was a huge success and we were at about mile 19 & 20. But folks haven't finished running in Linwood.

The Running Club of Cincinnati will run its 31st Memorial Day run this year at Otto Armleder Park. The city's second oldest race, run all over Cincinnati over the years, has come to roost in Linwood.

This 5K will start at 9 a.m. May 25. To register contact the Running Club of Cincinnati or go to their website:

Linwood Baptist Church

Summer Neighborhood Concert Series

Linwood Baptist Church is hosting a series of music concerts for the Linwood community in the church parking 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

Linwood Baptist Church has launched their annual "Blanket Sunday" (Mother's Day) and "Tool Sunday" (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, 4808 Eastern Ave, 45226, or call (513) 871-2954.

Terry's Turf Club - Best Burger in Ohio

Terry's Turf Club burgerAccording to the Food Network magazine, Terry's Turf Club on Eastern Ave. has the best burger in Ohio. The national magazine sought the best burger in all 50 states and found Ohio's best in Linwood. Terry's burger, starting at $6.50, found in what historically has been the Linwood Café, was applauded for its flavor, but also the gourmet options like foie gras that were available as options. The magazine said the peanut shell strewn floor should not turn away the true gourmands—as the menu featured burgers to filet mignon, and definitely met the Food Network's expectations. Neighbors say the food is good, but it's hard to get a place to sit. Maybe it is worth the wait.

This raucous bar is full of contradictions—there are peanut shells on the floor, for example, but filet mignon on the menu. The super-popular burgers come on paper plates, yet the toppings are straight off a fine-dining menu, including foie gras, scallops with lychees, and Iberian ham. 4618 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati; 513-533-4222

from Food Network Magazine

Tips from the Pros

From our great Linwood businesses, we are asking for tips to help us improve our property, our health and our quality of life. If you are a Linwood Business Owner use this column to offer consumer advice to Lantern readers.

Speaking of burgers, this month's Tips from the Pros comes from Tina Mattix, CRS from Huff Realty who reminds us about gas grill safety: