Next Community Council Meeting
April 15th 2014
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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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!
District A Looks ahead to 2014
Tis the season to look back and give thanks, while we breathe in a whole New Year and double-down!

Five years ago, more than two-dozen of your neighbors were crazy enough to launch District A. They were also focused enough to spend a Saturday with an ArtsWave professional who coached everyone present to draw what they imagined a successful ‘postcard from District A’ might look like five years out … and here we are!

In 2013, we welcomed four new artists and arts businesses and hope that you will do the same online or in person:

• Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute
5601 Montgomery Road
www.bi-okoto.com

• Dandy Haberdashery
6030 Ridge Avenue
www.facebook.com/DandyJewelry

• Edible Ohio Valley Magazine
6455 Kennedy Avenue
www.edibleohiovalley.com

• My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus
3500 Lumford Place (in the former Shroder School building)
www.mynoseturnsred.org

In the Pleasant Ridge Business District, we now have all kinds of music to enjoy at Molly Malone’s and Bean & Grapes—with continuous art installations at the latter—AND at our newest coffee shop, the Pleasant Ridge Coffee Exchange. Enjoying these locally owned and operated venues will be your easiest New Year’s resolution to keep!

And that’s not all. As we imagined in 2008, District A has become a catalyst for inter-neighborhood planning, helping to connect hundreds of neighbors so that they can work together on shared interests and needs including:

  • Businesses in Kennedy Heights are joining “Shop Hop,” a feature of the Pleasant Ridge Business District on the second weekend each month.
  • Citizens on Patrol are recruiting, training, and walking the streets of our neighborhoods as one group.
  • Good Guys Loitering are now ‘hanging out’ at targeted corners in both neighborhoods.
  • Play in the (Kennedy) Park, which was recognized citywide as a model initiative, brought all families together, and
  • Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge Development Corporations are jointly exploring future Business District designs and connections.
  • Successes like these only multiply as every relationship grows stronger roots and nurtures new growth.

So it’s time to double-down in 2014. Imagine all that this year could bring us with the efforts of twice as many Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge volunteers and supporters, and know that every one of us thanks you for lending our community what only you can give. Let’s connect at 557-3850 or www.district-a.org.

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May 20 Community Dinner & KHCC
3rd Tues. KHCC Meets (No Dec. mtng)
Thursdays Kennedy Sr's Meet
Fridays Metallic Club Meets
Saturdays Green Corner Market
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Community Forum

Bridging & Bonding: Creating Engaged Communities

March 19, 6:30pm

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

How do we interact with each other in the midst of rapidly changing technology and economic conditions?

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is partnering with the National Issues Forums Institute to lead a community forum on Bridging and Bonding: How Can We Create Engaged Communities in a Time of Rapid Change?

Changing economic conditions and technological innovations, including the ever-increasing pervasiveness of mass and social media, have transformed our personal lives and our communities. This has affected how families interact, how and where we work, and how we form and maintain relationships, both public and private. Today individuals may bond more strongly with an online community or colleagues at work than with their neighbors. The blurring of distinctions between work and home, made possible by technology, consumes time once spent on social and civic pursuits. Public spaces and even our own neighborhoods don’t seem as safe as they used to be. And a lack of trust in others makes bridging differences between those with differing social, political, religious, or cultural beliefs and experiences more challenging.

National Issues Forums do not advocate specific solutions or points of view but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common.

Bill Muse, NIFI director and local resident, will lead us in discussion about this important topic on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:30 - 8 pm at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

All are invited to participate. Please RSVP to 513.631.4278 or at kennedyarts.orgso that we can plan for group size.

6546 Montgomery Road
call 631-4ART (4278)
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