Next Community Council Meeting
Jan 20, 2015
No Dec. Meeting
Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church
6312 Kennedy Ave
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Kennedy Heights is one of 52 recognized neighborhoods within the City of Cincinnati. It is located in the northeast corner of Cincinnati, Ohio. Kennedy Heights straddles Montgomery Road between Pleasant Ridge and Silverton. The Kennedy Heights Community Council is the official body designated by the City of Cincinnati to represent and serve the neighborhood's 2,800 households.
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Pictured L to R: Peggy Brown, Christine Schumacher,Sharifah Tafari,Dan Kasprowicz,Jean BangeSarah Stamper, Michelle Dillingham
Congratulations to the 2015 Board!

Leaders for the Upcoming Year Elected

Elections were held for the Kennedy Heights Community Council board of trustees at the November meeting , and the votes are in! Welcome to our new board members Dan Kasprowicz (President), Scott Liming (VP: Admin), Carren Herring (Treasurer), Peggy Brown (Secretary), Jean Bange (Member-At-Large). Thank you to our returning board members Christine Schumacher (VP: Community Planning), Sharifah Tafari (Member-AT-Large), Sharyl Barnes (Member-At-Large), and Dee Cannedy-Lowry (Member-At-Large). We say see you around, but not goodbye, to our exiting board members President Michelle Dillingham and Treasurer Sarah Stamper. Thank you for your awesome service to the Kennedy Heights community! (Pictured from left to right: Peggy Brown, Christine Schumacher, Sharifah Tafari, Dan Kasprowicz, Jean Bange, Sarah Stamper, Michelle Dillingham)
No Community Council Meeting in December

The Kennedy Heights Community Council does not meet in December as the newly elected board will be setting the agenda for the coming year. The next regurlarly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 20th

Enjoy the holiday season!

Along with Pleasant Ridge, Kennedy Heights is proud to be a member of "district-a" - Where arts+community meet!

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Nextdoor is the new social network that helps you to connect with your neighbors in Kennedy Heights for just about any reason! Choose the boundaries that you want, include other neighborhoods in “your” network, and invite other neighbors to join. The Nextdoor website offers privacy and safety features, address verification, secure encryption using the HTTPS Internet protocol, and mobile access via an iPhone and Android app. Information that you share will never show up in search engines and Nextdoor never shares your personal information with third-party advertisers.
Kennedy Heights board member and Communications Committee Chair, Christine Schumacher has been collecting stories from long time neighborhood residents who tell of their experience of living in our wonderful neighborhood.
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BECOME A “FRIEND OF KENNEDY HEIGHTS”!
Over the years the Kennedy Heights Community Council has hosted events like litter clean-ups, movies in the park, pool days, a Sap Run, and the Progressive Dinner. We have supported events like the Juneteenth Festival, District A (an Arts Collaborative), and a bi-monthly newsletter that is sent to every home. Last year when the City of Cincinnati cut our Neighborhood Support Program (NSP) budget, we had to scale back significantly on our planned events. The 2014 Board of Trustees made a commitment to do all we can to sustain and grow our community-building activities. We continue to seek out grant opportunities, and thank volunteer fundraisers like Bob Kamp, a resident who continues to amaze with his efforts to collect donations. This year we have a new way to raise money for the support of our neighborhood activities, and that is to offer each of our community stakeholders the opportunity to become a “Friend of Kennedy Heights”. All donations will supplement our budget, and allow us to sponsor even more services to the neighborhood. We encourage you to become a “Friend of Kennedy Heights” for 2014! Your donation is tax-deductible and you have the opportunity to be recognized as a “Friend” in a future newsletter. To make a donation, complete and mail the form in the March/April newsletter or go to the KHCC website, www.kennedyheights.org. Thank you in advance for your support this year!
Community Calendar
Nov 1 Roses & Thorns
Nov 18 KHCC meeting and community dinner
Nov 14 KHAC Ground Breaking
3rd Tues. KHCC Meets
Thursdays Kennedy Sr's Meet
Fridays Metallic Club Meets
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K.Heights Arts Center News

Ground Breaking Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 14 at 3pm
6620 Montgomery Rd.

oin us as we launch the beginning of construction of Kennedy Heights Arts Center's Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex.

The racially and economically diverse Kennedy Heights neighborhood characterized by vacant buildings and payday lenders is about to undergo one of the region’s most dramatic revitalizations. After nearly five years of planning, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, along with partners Kennedy Heights Montessori Center and Kennedy Heights Development Corporation, will break ground on construction November 14 to transform the vacant and derelict building (on the corner of Kennedy Ave and Montgomery Rd) which once housed a Kroger into a vibrant cultural arts campus expected to attract thousands annually.

The ground breaking will begin at 3:00 pm with the program portion beginning at 3:30 pm. City officials, Robert D. Lindner, funders, neighbors and school children will be in attendance. There will also be a performance by Kennedy Heights Montessori Center students.

A decade since local residents joined to save a crumbling historic mansion and transform it into the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, that Center is now at the helm of this neighborhood transformation. The Arts Center’s new second location in the Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus, located two doors down from their historic mansion facility, will quadruple the size of that Center and double the number of people served (to nearly 10,000).

When completed in 2015, the 10,500 sq ft Kennedy Heights Arts Center Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex will include a 3,000 sq ft multi-purpose event center for theatre, dance and music classes, workshops and performances; a state-of-the-art Scripps Howard Media Center that will offer arts education programs for all ages in video, photography, animation, website design and graphic design; and ten individual artist studios. A gallery in the lobby will be a venue for resident artist exhibits.

A $250,000 leadership gift from Robert and Betty Lindner paved the way for the $700,000 project. Other major contributors include: Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, George and Margaret McLane Foundation, The Kroger Co., John A. Schroth Charitable Trust/PNC Bank Trustee, Louise Taft Semple Foundation, Thomas Emery Memorial, Ruth and Robert Conway Foundation and gift from many individual donors.

For the Lindner family, this revitalization carries special meaning. The siblings (Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy) attended the Kennedy-Silverton School as children, which was torn down to build Kroger and ultimately is becoming transformed into the new Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus. They also played in the yard of the former funeral home on the grounds where the Kennedy Heights Arts Center sits today. The late Carl H. Lindner and Robert D. Lindner have been generous supporters of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center since its founding, contributing a combined total more than $900,000 over ten years to support renovations and programming.

In addition to the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex, the Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus will include the Kennedy Heights Montessori Center and space for a third organization. A $675,000 grant from the City of Cincinnati helped the nonprofit, volunteer-run Kennedy Heights Development Corporation to acquire the building; and KHDC spent additional funds to stabilize it before this ground breaking..

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