Next Community Council Meeting
Jan 19, 2016
No December Community Council 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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WinterFest 2015

Friday, Dec. 4 - 6 to 10pm

In the spirit of the season, a neighborhood celebration is here to light up your holidays.

The communities of Pleasant Ridge and Kennedy Heights will be hosting the 11th annual Winterfest on Friday, December 4. Winterfest is packed with fun, festive and FREE activities for all ages. Come for part or all of the celebration.

The festivities begin at Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center, 5915 Ridge Ave:

6 to 8pm: Families will enjoy carnival games, crafts, refreshments, performances by local music groups and visits with jolly-old Santa Claus!

Then head down the street to the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, for more celebrating from 7 to 11 pm.

7-9pm: In the Galleries at 6546 Montgomery Rd. (the Kennedy Mansion), enjoy performances by pianist Todd Hepburn and local choirs, ornament-making, holiday shopping, and wine and lite bites.

9-11pm: Come to the Winterfest Bash, an adults-only party in KHAC's Lindner Annex event center at 6620 Montgomery Rd. Live music, fun activities, beer and wine - plus a special Winterfest Cocktail by one of our communities newest businesses Overlook Lodge! You don't want to miss it!

Kennedy Heights Community Council 2016 Officer and Trustee-At-Large Board
Thank you all for a great community council turnout last week. We had a very engaging meeting. During the meeting, neighbors casted their votes for the 2016 board positions. Your 2016 board member are as follows:

President: Dan Kasprowicz

VP of Administration: Rachel Foote

VP of Community Planning: Doug Linn

Treasurer: Sister Carren Herring

Secretary: Peggy Brown

Trustee-At-Large #1: Sharyl Barnes

Trustee-At-Large #2: Sharifah Tafari

Trustee-At-Large #3: Jean Bange

Trustee-At-Large #4: Dee Cannedy

Congratulations to your 2016 board members! New to the board are Rachel Foote and Doug Linn . Both Rachel and Doug are very passionate about making a difference within Kennedy Heights. We look forward to their partnership!

It was also a bittersweet farewell to our former VP of Community Planning, Christine Schumacher and VP of Administration, Scott Liming. We want to thank both Christine and Scott for their valued time and contributions to the Kennedy Heights neighborhood!

Cincinnati Development Code Proposal - View the Documents
Kennedy Heights History Book Still Available!
Be a part of history! As a part of last year's celebration of Kennedy Heights' 100th anniversary of being a city neighborhood, University of Cincinnati Professor Casey-Leininger and his history classes put together a special public history publication for our neighborhood. Their publication focused on the origins and evolution of the African-American community in Kennedy Heights, and the efforts to preserve racial integration in the neighborhood over the last 50+ years. The students’ research sources include archival collections, oral history interviews, and photographs borrowed from Kennedy Heights residents.

Purchase your copy of Kennedy Heights' history here via PayPal, or stop by the Kennedy Heights Arts Center's Gift Shop, The cost is $15.00 (plus S&H online)

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.

November 2015 - Barbara Obermeyer

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, Thank you in advance for your support this year!
Community Calendar
Dec 4 Winterfest
Jan 19 KHCC Meets
3rd Tues. KHCC Meets
Thursdays Kennedy Sr's Meet
Fridays Metallic Club Meets
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K.Heights Arts Center News

We're Growing!

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is partnering with other nonprofits to redevelop a formerly vacant grocery store property. A building that was once a vacant eye-sore will become a vibrant, new cultural campus providing a wealth of arts and educational resources for residents of all ages.

After nearly six years of work, we are pleased to report our satellite expansion is coming to fruition!

Kennedy Heights Arts Center in partnership with the Kennedy Heights Development Corporation and Kennedy Heights Montessori Center has redeveloped the former Kroger store at Kennedy and Montgomery Rd., just half a block from the Arts Center, to create a new cultural campus. The campus includes a satellite expansion for Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a new home for the Montessori school, and space for another nonprofit partner.

The 10,500 sq. ft. Kennedy Heights Arts Center Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex, will house a range of new programming including:

• A 2,900 sf multi-purpose event center offering theatre, dance and music classes and workshops, as well as a venue for performances such as music concerts and informational theatrical productions.

• Celebrations with heART, offering unique, customized special events with communal arts experiences designed to add depth and meaning to celebrations of life’s milestones

• Scripps Howard Media Center offering arts education programs for youth and adults in video, photography, animation, website design and graphic design.

• Artist studios for eight individual artists and the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild.

• Gallery in the lobby for displaying work by resident artists.

Not only will this expansion allow the Arts Center to more than double the number of people it serves, but the cornerstone site we are branching out to will help restore and renew our community’s vitality by becoming a destination site for people throughout the region.

A $250,000 leadership gift from Robert and Betty Lindner paved the way for Kennedy Heights Arts Center's $700,000 satellite expansion 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 gifts from many individual donors.

The KHAC Lindner Annex will open Fall of 2015

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