Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Summer Fling. Here are a few photos. Enjoy!

Pendleton Announcing our Summer Fling!!

In past years, our neighborhood of Pendleton has conducted an annual Spring Fling/Information Fair with the purpose to display, promote and generate awareness regarding summer activities within and around our neighborhood for the children who reside in Pendleton. 

This year we are changing things up a bit. We want to display, promote and generate awareness regarding AFTER SCHOOL activities within and around our neighborhood for the children who reside in Pendleton.

This is a great opportunity for organizations to reach out to the community and inform the residents of Pendleton about what they have to offer.  At this event, organizations will be able to showcase their upcoming afterschool  programs while providing an activity/game for the children and adults who visit their booth.
 
This year our Summer Fling / Information Fair will be held on Saturday, August 2nd from 12pm until 4pm at the newly renovated Spring Street Park located at 12th and Spring Streets.
 
You can find more info by going to our website,
www.pendletonneighborhood.org and click on Events/Volunteer on the upper panel.
 
Over the years, many children and adults have learned of valuable community resources and activities through this event. The following is a list of businesses and community organizations who have participated in that past:
 
12th St. Diamonds
Bible Activities Center
BookMark! Online
Cincinnati Fire Department
Cincinnati Recreation Center
Civic Garden Center
Homeless Coalition
Kick Ball Club
Memorial Inc.
Mr. Bubbles Car Wash/Detailing
Patchwork Kids
Pendleton Neighborhood Council
Procter and Gamble
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
St. Mary’s Baptist Church
Stop AIDS Cincinnati
Time Out for Mom’s
 Women Helping Women
 
Hopefully you can join us this year and continue the tradition!

Spots go fast, so please contact me to RSVP your spot.

Thanks again and we hope to see you on Aug 2nd!

After months of dismal weather, it looks like summer has arrived!

Now that the good weather has arrived, it is now time to get out doors and take advantage of what the neighborhood has to offer. 

Not only, with the assistance of a number of dedicated residents, do we still have one of the largest green spaces in the downtown area to enjoy, we have our neighbors at the southern end of the neighborhood hosting outdoor concerts for us

In addition, we have the bombastic street fair which will occur every 2nd Sunday of the month.  Not to mention, we are in the process of putting together an End-of-the-Summer Blow out that will usher the neighborhood kids back to school. 

Needless to say, Pendleton has a number of things going on this summer. Let’s get out and enjoy! 

A Special Message From Plan Cincinnati

Hello Plan Cincinnati Stakeholders,
 
As you know, one of the Strategies set forth in Plan Cincinnati is to Unite Our Communities.  In our ongoing effort to better connect neighborhood organizations, we are letting you know about an interesting and engaging event called Neighborhoods Helping Neighborhoods planned for next Wednesday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Winton Prep Academy located at 4750 Winton Road in Spring Grove Village. The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Civic Engagement Works and the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University.
 
The event flyer is attached. Please let us know if you plan to join us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHN
 
Come spend an evening of learning with other neighborhoods and hear directly from your peers in College Hill, Madisonville, and Walnut Hills as they tell their stories.  Learn what worked, what didn’t, how they got started, and their key success factors. Help begin to answer your question: “What does it take to get development going in my neighborhood?”
 
In many ways, this is an extension of the conversation started at the Neighborhood Summit in the session “Neighborhood Revitalization Begins with Community Engagement.” You are sure to come away with tips, motivation, inspiration and a network of peers you can draw upon as you pursue your own neighborhood’s dream development. We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Plan Cincinnati Team | Department of City Planning and Buildings

Hello Plan Cincinnati Stakeholders,
 
As you know, one of the Strategies set forth in Plan Cincinnati is to Unite Our Communities.  In our ongoing effort to better connect neighborhood organizations, we are letting you know about an interesting and engaging event called Neighborhoods Helping Neighborhoods planned for next Wednesday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Winton Prep Academy located at 4750 Winton Road in Spring Grove Village. The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Civic Engagement Works and the Community Building Institute (CBI) at Xavier University.
 
The event flyer is attached. Please let us know if you plan to join us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHN
 
Come spend an evening of learning with other neighborhoods and hear directly from your peers in College Hill, Madisonville, and Walnut Hills as they tell their stories.  Learn what worked, what didn’t, how they got started, and their key success factors. Help begin to answer your question: “What does it take to get development going in my neighborhood?”
 
In many ways, this is an extension of the conversation started at the Neighborhood Summit in the session “Neighborhood Revitalization Begins with Community Engagement.” You are sure to come away with tips, motivation, inspiration and a network of peers you can draw upon as you pursue your own neighborhood’s dream development. We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
 
The Plan Cincinnati Team | Department of City Planning and Buildings

Help get the play “Broken Weapons” on stage!

Pendleton resident and play write Herb DuVal has written a play called Broken Weapons. 

Broken Weapons is a play about fear—fear of harm, fear of the unknown, fear of change, and of one’s own ability to manage both fear and the instruments of that 
fear. 

Mr. DuVal is trying to raise $2,000 to bring this play to life and show how guns and gun violence effects lives in a negative way. If you believe in this play and want to see it succeed please visit his crowd funding site

The play is scheduled for Nov 1, 2013 at 7pm at the Wyoming Civic Center, 

Building Cincinnati Blog Chimes In On Pendleton Arts Project

Building Cincinnati wrote a great blog post today about our neighborhood’s partnership with Artworks. It says,

Wowhaus Studios, the award-winning artist team selected to design sculptures for the Pendleton Public Art Project, will visit the neighborhood for a series of collaborative events with residents to inform the final design of its works.

The Wowhaus team of Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, along with project facilitator ArtWorks, is seeking ideas, images and stories to inspire a number of elements that will be installed along Pendleton Street, at its intersections with 12th and 13th streets, later this fall”

Read the rest of the blog post here.

Remembering last year’s NEP Kickoff!

A Message From Milton Dohoney To The Community

We are just a few days away from the opening of our newest community attraction –Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. Once the doors open on the evening of Monday, March 4, the casino will remain open 24 hours a day. The casino will take its place among a very notable list of projects and accomplishments we have been celebrating in Cincinnati, such as dunnhumbyUSA, 21c, Washington Park, Gateway Quarter, and The Banks. With this momentum, people in Southwest Ohio and all over the country are noticing or rediscovering Cincinnati and the overwhelming feedback is that they are pleasantly surprised.

Horseshoe Cincinnati’s unique outward design to connect to the community will encourage visitors to explore the surrounding neighborhoods of Pendleton, Over-the-Rhine, and the Cincinnati Business District alike. New sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, road improvements and pocket parks right across from the Casino will certainly help to establish this area as a new regional destination in the heart of downtown Cincinnati!

This is another exciting time for our community, but make no mistake that Horseshoe Casino’s Controlled Demonstration on Wednesday, February 27th, as well as the Grand Opening on Monday, March 4, will be unusual days for us downtown. These are one-time events and the area is likely to attract thousands of pedestrians, vehicles and media from near and far. Both festivities will start to intensify during the evening rush hour.

I would encourage those who work in the Downtown – especially those who typically use Reading Road to access a connector route – to consider giving some thought to their travel route on both of these days. For those who work in Uptown and typically travel down Reading Road after work to access 471, or some other artery, please evaluate your best departure time and/or route to minimize delays traveling home.

Horseshoe Cincinnati is the fourth and final casino to open in the state of Ohio. Because this has been long anticipated, we expect many visitors from the Tri-State area who could be unfamiliar with our roadways and our City. It will likely take a few weeks for our residents and visitors alike to adjust to the new norm and traffic patterns. Please consider this and make an extra effort to extend the gracious hospitality Cincinnati is known for. We’re in for some more lively days - and as we like to say, “A Great Day in the City of Cincinnati.”

Sincerely,

Milton Dohoney, Jr.

City Mannager

* Content of the blog post was received via an email to the Pendleton Neighborhood email listserve. 

160 apartments proposed for old SCPA building

After years of uncertainty about the future of a historic school, an Indianapolis developer is proposing 160-plus apartments for the former SCPA building in Pendleton, according to a community leader.

John Watson, principal of Core Redevelopment, will present two possible plans for the 192,000-square-foot building at a Pendleton Community Council meeting Wednesday evening, according to Council President David White. Watson couldn’t be reached for comment.

Core bought the Second Renaissance Revival style building in November for $1.3 million – the priciest of a dozen former schools that Cincinnati Public sold through an online auction.

Read the entire article at http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130107/BIZ/301070142/160-apartments-proposed-old-SCPA-building