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Issue 5: August 2009

Letter from LLC President

Hello Linwood Community —

The summer is almost over and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. We hope that everyone has had a great summer. Linwood participated in the Mayor's Cup soap box derby this past month, and our car and driver did a terrific job. This was our first year in this competition, and we learned quite a bit. The race was a lot of fun and Brian – our driver – held his own against the heavier and more experienced cars in the contest. We were not eliminated until the afternoon and we all felt that Brian did an excellent job in driving the Linwood car. Thank you, Brian and your father, for representing our community.

We also thank Ralph Jacobs of Jacob Brothers for providing the Linwood logo decal for the car, along with his decal as well. We hope that other businesses in the area will support this enterprise next year by advertising their businesses on our derby car. This event was a blast to watch and our Linwood community sponsored car made a definite impression.

We hope you supported the National Police Night Out in Madisonville this past August 4th. Your Community Council contributes to this event every year in appreciation to the police who protect our neighborhoods. Cpt. Doug Wiseman and Sgt. Germaine Love attend all or most of our Council meetings to address our neighborhood concerns.

The Council and the newsletter took the month of July off and are now ready to get back to work. Residents on Kenilworth can attend our August meetings and address their concerns over the speeding problem on their street. This has already been discussed with the police previously, but may get a little more attention with the full weight of the Council behind them.

In closing, we would like to acknowledge Caraustar/Cincinnati Paperboard for their tremendous efforts in making their facility more neighborhood friendly. The noise at night, the spill-over from the dumpsters, and the gravel and dust from the truck parking area have all been rectified. This is truly a business that has listened to the complaints and suggestions of the neighborhood and acted to resolve the issues.

Please come to our monthly meeting and let us know what is going on in your vicinity. As a group, we are more powerful than as individuals. As ever, our goal is to keep Linwood a super neighborhood in which to live and work.

Tom Salamon
President

Photos wanted

Your editor is always looking for photos of Linwood related events like the soapbox derby, back-to-school, community events or “a day in the life” to use in the newsletter or our Flickr page.

If you have a photo you would like to submit—please feel free to add it to our Flickr group called Linwood, Cincinnati Ohio, USA or send it to Jenny and it will be added with a photo credit (if you provide your name).

We now have about 60 photos.
Check it out at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/linwoodcincinnatioh/

2010 Census

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Why participate in the 2010 Census?

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Visit www.census.gov/detroit for more information or call 1-866-861-2010. You must be 18 years of age to apply.

Linwood Baptist Church

from Diane Kleinfelter at Linwood Baptist Church

The friendly folks at Linwood Baptist Church (4808 Eastern Ave.) invite Linwood neighbors to join us as we grow and connect with God, each other and our broader community. Sunday worship – a blend of traditional and contemporary with powerful big-screen images – is at 11:00 a.m. (Coffee and goodies served at 10:30). Also, we have a “small group” of adults who meet for Bible Study and fellowship every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the church. Give us a try!

Linwood Baptist Church

Linwood Baptist Church's final session of the free Summer Concert Series takes place in the church parking lot on Wednesday, September 9th, at 7:00 p.m., featuring the classic rock of “Blue Tip.” Free refreshments, bring your friends, family and lawn chairs.

Have a prayer need? Call the church 871-2954 or submit your confidential prayer request via the church's website: www.linwoodbaptist.org. “We will pray for you!”

NSP 2009 Annual call for Applicants for Contractors

Landscaping Contractor

Duties

Deliver landscaping services to Linwood as needed in late fall, per direction of Council

Qualifications

The vendor will be a landscaping company with current Workers Compensation coverage and insurance for all employees, with demonstrated delivery of quality work. Vendor must be an Equal Opportunity Employer, as stated by the City of Cincinnati Guidelines. Recommendations from at least two residents of Linwood companies are given first priority.

To apply, please provide a scope of work for 2009.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit sample scope of work (for 2009, total budget $1500) for landscaping in Linwood.

Submit application not later than September 19, 2009 to Linwood Community Council, PO Box 26193, Cincinnati, OH 45226, or by e-mail to president@linwoodcommunity.org.

ArtWorks Mural Project

Artworks Presents Mural Works

ArtWorks, in conjunction with Mayor Mallory has committed to beautifying Cincinnati neighborhoods by working with residents to design and paint murals on walls that might otherwise be targets for graffiti and vandalism. There are currently 18 completed and 9 planned murals, and the Linwood Community Council is working with ArtWorks to identify an appropriate wall or side of a building in Linwood. We are looking for ideas for designs and locations. If you have any suggestions about the site of this mural, please contact Tom or Cookie Salamon.

ArtWorks is financed by the City of Cincinnati, with grants from US Bank , P&G, 5/3 Bank and the Otto M. Budig Foundations.

Back to School Does Not Have to Break the Bank

Cincinnati Public Schools started officially Aug. 18th, and weeks before many school bound households were scrambling to find all the “required” back to school supplies. Linwood mom, Babette DeLong saved some money for her Clark senior by using a website that posted coupons and bargain announcements. Cincinnaticents.blogspot.com was created by a Cincinnati savvy shopper who thought she could give back to her community by helping everyone save some money.

There are many organizations that are supporting families looking for school supplies, and who can't afford them—one resource is Cincinnati Benefits (cincybenefitsinfo.com) where you can find links to literally 100s of organizations that provide school supplies to car repairs for folks in need.

Free resources for teachers can be found at Crayons to Computers, a non-profit organization that is a kind of “Free store for Teachers.” This organization was awarded the 2008 “ONE” award from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for its excellence. Corporate sponsors like Staples and individuals donate school supplies and volunteers and staff provide the manpower to run the distribution center.