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Issue 2: April 2013

From the President -

Well here we are, finally, at the beginning of Spring, with three Community Council meetings already behind us. Your Trustees and those mem-bers of the community who have been attending the meetings, have been busy making plans for the rest of the year.

The most evident of planned endeavors is the Linwood Commu-nity Garden, located on Beechmont Circle. We have already had volunteers out turning the soil and preparing for the planting sea-son. As I write this column, there are only two plots left and available. For further information on how to get your plot, please refer to article on Page 2.

The council members have also decided to take a more active role in clean-up efforts in the neighborhood. We will participate in the Keep Cincinnati Beautiful clean-up on April 27th, and will have some volunteers from Crossroads Church for trash pickup on May 18th.

We will also participate in the Flying Pig Marathon by hosting two “Spirit Level” spots. Other activities in the planning stage include our 2nd Linwood Community Picnic at Lunken Playfield later this summer. Stay tuned for further info on this. All of these activities are geared towards community involve-ment, so please come and join us and help make our neighbor-hood a better place to live and/or work.

Also note that we have plans for six (6) newsletters for 2013. This is, however, dependent upon funds given to the neighbor-hoods by the City of Cincinnati through the NSP funding. With the current budget crisis and the fight over the parking lease, these funds may not be distributed to any of the neighborhoods. The loss of these funds will profoundly affect the plans of the Lin-wood Community Council for the continuation of the Linwood Lantern, as well as our neighborhood beautification efforts. If you want to insure that you receive alerts and notices of events in your neighborhood, please send us your e-mail address.

It may just come to pass that e-mail and Facebook may be our only viable communication channel to keep Linwood residents and businesses aware of the happenings in the community.

 

Hoping to see and/or hear from you soon,

Tom Salamon
President, Linwood Community Council