August 2013 Newsletter


EPHIA's Newsletter

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August 2013   Volume 23   Issue 08
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~Thoughts from Your President ~

We are now in mid-summer and are experiencing the humid yet cooler days than what we experienced last year at this time.  Most of our lawns appreciate having the rain and I guess our wallets as well with lower water bills. One thing for sure about living in Cincinnati is you never know what weather we will be having these days.
Last month we had our annual picnic at Mt. Echo Park. It was a warm evening, but we were fortunate to have a nice breeze flowing through the shelter house. We had a large group come and enjoy the evening.  The food provided by A Taste of Class Catering was very good. A special thank you goes out to Bob Pessler for providing us with the Bingo game and calling the numbers and Tom and Mary Croft for purchasing the prizes for the winners of the games as well as the refreshments. I would like to thank all of you who helped make this event a success.
During July and August EPHIA does not have General Membership meetings.  Our next meeting will be held on September 16th at 7:30 pm at Holy Family Church Cafeteria.
This month once again the Cultural Heritage Fest will be held at St. Lawrence Corner located at Warsaw and St. Lawrence Avenues.  The event starts on Friday August 23rd with a Bike Ride, Gallery Walk with displays by some of our own local artists. On this day there will be refreshments and live music.  On Saturday August 24th starting at 12 noon and running until 6 pm the fun will continue with live music, local art, food and refreshments.  There will also be the Grill Master Challenge and lots of activities for our youth. We hope all of you are able to stop by and enjoy this community event this year.
Do not forget to visit the Findlay Market Farmstands located at Roberts Academy every Tuesday from 3 until 6 pm.  This is an opportunity to buy fresh produce without needing to drive down to Findlay Market. This program is partnership of the Corporation of Findlay Market Farmers, the Merchants at the Historic Findlay Market and the Roberts Academy.
There is a safety walk scheduled for Thursday August 22nd.  If you want to participate they will be meeting at the parking lot of St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Avenue at 6:30 pm.
On Friday August 30th there will be a Good Guy Loitering Program. On this day they will be setting up at the corner of Warsaw and Woodlawn Avenues at 8 pm. If interested, bring a chair and something to drink, a book to read, etc. This event normally runs until 11 pm, but you do not need to stay the entire time.  It is just important to have a number of people come and show that we care about our community and want to take the corner back for our community.
The Talbert House has its new facility of Grand Avenue now occupied.  We are still working with them on the sign that will be installed at the corner of Grand and Maryland Avenue.  We are hoping the new signage will be installed within the next few months.
The Gateway at the corner of Warsaw and Wilder Avenues is now completed.  It has really made a difference in the corner entrance to our community.  Many thanks go out to Beth Andriacco for helping head up this project for our community.
The contract for the St. Lawrence Public Square Project has been approved and signed.  Design meetings will begins shortly.  Ground breaking could be as early as late fall but will probably begin in early 2014.
Some of the EPHIA Board attended the District 3 Relocation Update meeting on July 23rd.  The City is interested in our input into this building as well as what planning will be done for the current site.  We will continue to stay engaged in both projects and will keep you informed of any meetings and presentations.
Lastly, schools are about to start in our community.  It is extremely important to watch out for children who are walking to and from school.  Please remember to reduce your speeds on our streets and adhere to school zone speeds.  We want to make sure that all of our children can safely travel to and from school this year.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer.  See you in September.
Thank you for your support,
Tom Gamel
EPHIA President
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 Meeting minutes

The council is on summer recess.  There are no general membership meeting minutes or standing committee reports.

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Election News
Important dates:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013:   Mayoral Primary
Thursday, October 7, 2013: Deadline for Voter Registration and Change of Name/Address for Nov 5 General Election
Tuesday, November 5, 2013:  General Election - Mayor, City Council, Judgeships, Cincinnati Board of Education, Issues
General Information:
Candidates for mayor shall be determined at a nonpartisan primary election to be held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September prior to the election. The candidates for the office of mayor shall be the two candidates from the primary election who receive the highest number of votes. In the event that no more than two persons file petitions for the office of mayor, then those persons shall be the candidates at the November election, and the primary election for the office of mayor shall not be held.
The nine-member city council of Cincinnati, Ohio is elected at-large in a single nonpartisan election in which each voter chooses nine candidates from the field. The nine top vote-getters win seats on the council for a four-year term.
On Election Day, you must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between the hours of 6:30am and 7:30pm. If you do not know where your designated precinct or polling place is located, please call 513-632-7000. You can also click the 'Where Do I Vote?' button on this website to find your precinct and polling location.
All voters in Ohio must bring one form of acceptable identification to the polls in order to verify their identity. Acceptable identification includes any ONE of the following:
·         A current (not expired) and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the U.S. government (includes Ohio Driver License or Ohio ID Card); or
·         A current (not expired) military identification ('military ID'); or
·         A current* utility bill (includes cell phone bill), an original or copy; or
·         A current* bank statement, an original or copy; or
·         A current* government check, an original or copy; or
·         A current* paycheck, an original or copy; or
·         A current* other government** or school document, an original or copy.
*dated within last 12 months and shows voter's name and current address.
**does NOT include a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections.

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Gentleness vs Harshness   This month, keep your eyes open for signs of gentleness in yourself and others.  Then tap into your gentle nature when you have to hold a difficult conversation with a work  associate, correct a child, or deliver some bad news.  With gentleness, we can soothe those who are hurting, nurture our relationships, and cradle those we love.  

To practice Gentleness, 
"I will" statements for children and adults alike
I will…  ·  Focus on others more and less on yourself   ·   Choose your words carefully   ·  Look for ways to heal the hurts of others  ·  Avoid blame  ·  Be a peacemaker
 "Gentleness is able to accomplish what violence cannot."   - Claudian

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EPHIA's Board

President: Tom Gamel
Vice President: Tom Croft
Treasurer: John Ridder
Recording Secretary: Patti Hogan
Corresponding Secretary: Melissa Wegman
Membership Officer: Mary Cook
Directors:  Beth Andriacco
                 Ray Busche
                 Shelia Rosenthal
                 Howard Stafford
                 Jim Turner
Trustees: Ken Rothman (2016)
               Ted Bird, Jr. (2015)
               Dan Boller, Jr. (2017)

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EPHIA Committees                    Chairperson                     Contact Info
Beautification                               Beth Andriacco                  513.5155660
Business District                           Melissa Wegman     
Citizens on Patrol
Housing and Development             Tom Croft                        513.244.2882
Membership                                 Mary Cook                       513.921.3804
Newsletter                                    Patti Hogan                      513.251.8538
NSP                                            Sheila Rosenthal
NBD                                           John Lauck                       513.252.2480
Parade                                         Ted Bird, Jr. 
Problem properties                        Dan Boller, Jr.                  513.471.4183
Policy and bylaws                        
Website                                        John Lauck                      513.252.2480

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Upcoming Events

Cultural Heritage Fest: A Price Hill Will Community Event
Friday: August 23, 2013  6-9pm  Gallery Walk  There will be live music at all three locations.
The Flats Gallery will have two installations: photos from the 2013 Youth Photography Program and a display entitled Community Collages from a workshop offered at The Flats gallery this summer.3028 Price Avenue
Bloc Coffee Company will have works by local artists.  3101 Price Avenue

The Warsaw Project Gallery will have the winners of the Looking Up Photo Contest in addition to other displays.  3116 Warsaw Avenue
Saturday: August 24, 2013  12-6pm
Grill Master Challenger
Wes Dunhoft will be back to defend his title as the Grill Master of Price Hill in the 2nd Annual Grill Master Challenge, Saturday August 24th starting at noon.
This year's theme is Porkopolis, to honor Cincinnati's long history with meat packing. Each chef will be given a cooler with a protein, a vegetable, a starch, a liquid & a surprise! Each chef brings their own signature herbs, spices, and regional cooking style.  Recipes will be available to the public!
Four challengers think they can out cook him, including brothers Alex and Adam Shaffer who will go head to head against each other as well as against the other contestants, Brian Mathews and Rolando Ramos. 
Wes Dunhoft – Continental   ·  Adam Shaffer – Mexican  ·  Alex Shaffer - Northern European  ·  Brian Matthews - Country-Soul 
·  Rolando Ramos - Guatemalan/French fusion cuisine.

Food Vendors
·   Bistro De Mohr:  Offering organic beef, lamb, turkey, chicken and duck which all graze happily at the Mohr family livestock farm in Urbana, Ohio—Mohr Animal Acres.  ·  Red Sesame Korean BBQ: Entice your taste buds with the new flavors of Red Sesame Korean BBQ with twist!!!!  All our food is HOMEMADE with no added chemicals.  ·   Catch-A-Fire Pizza:  Catch-a-Fire Pizza provides Cincinnati’s finest wood-fired craft pizzas, from a mobile platform year round.  By focusing on classical technique combined with the finest ingredients, Catch-a-Fire Pizza produces traditional Napoletana style cooked to order pizzas and original “hand-food” that is healthy. Artisan cuisine for people on the go.  ·  Coldstone Creamery:  Mobile ice cream cart
Art Vendors
· Photography by Angie Lipscomb  ·  Celtic Knot oil on wood by Colleen McAndrews  ·  Clinton Wood, painter of local landscapes  ·  Duct tape wallets by Katie Jimenez  ·   Randy Weber, landscape painter  ·          Mari An Chell, hand woven rugs
·    Tracey Walker  ·   Orquesta Kandela  ·   Wild Carrot   ·   Blues in the Schools
To volunteer on the day of the event, please fill out this volunteer registration form at: 
De(tours) Social:  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4-6:30pm  De(tours) is a series of social hour events that will be held throughout Price Hill. First drink is on the house and there will be a sampling of appetizers all courtesy of our host and sponsor, Incline Public House; 2601 W. 8th St.
De(tours) Social:  Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4-6:30pm  De(tours) is a series of social hour events that will be held throughout Price Hill. First drink is on the house and there will be a sampling of appetizers all courtesy of our host and sponsor, Incline Public House; 2601 W. 8th St.
Price Hill Safety CAT & Boy Scouts of America Troop #107 Car Wash:  Sunday, September 22, 2013 12-4pm  Parking lot of the Price Hill Skyline.  All vehicles $5 for wash and dry. 
Price Hill Safety CAT Sixth Annual Celebration of Price Hill Potluck:  Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6pm in Elder’s Cafeteria. This is the time each year we invite the Price Hill community, our partners and supporters to come together to celebrate our successes and to reflect on Price Hill’s many assets.  This is also the time each year we pause as a community to give thanks for our many blessings – family, friends, home, health, employment, etc. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.  Spaghetti & meatballs will be provided. 

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Other News:

Exploring Cincinnati:  Enjoy the Arts, explore miles of nature trails, connect with your neighbors or gaze at the stars. You can find it all in Cincinnati.
Arts:  Music, theater, sculpture, painting, public murals - it's all right here.
- Cincinnati Art Museum: 
   Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its     own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
- Taft Museum of Art:
   The Taft Museum of Art welcomes people of every background to experience a world-renowned collection in a beautiful historic house. Through its intimate presentation of Anna and Charles Taft’s treasures and its engaging exhibitions, programs, and activities, the Museum creates enjoyment and learning opportunities for all.
- Contemporary Art Center:
   The Contemporary Arts Center provides the opportunity for all people to discover the dynamic relationship between art and life by exhibiting, but not collecting, the work of progressive artists. It will continually increase its regional, national and international influence by providing changing visual and interactive experiences that challenge, entertain and educate.
- ArtWorks:
   ArtWorks is the creative and economic engine which unites citizens to transform our region
   ArtWorks empowers and inspires the creative community to transform our everyday environments through employment, apprenticeships, education, community partnerships, and civic engagement.
- Play House in the Park:
   Nestled on a hill and commanding a superb view of downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has been offering audiences the finest in professional theatre for more than 50 years. Nationally known for its excellence and commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America's best actors, directors and designers, the Playhouse always keeps its primary role at center stage — to serve the Tristate by producing the finest in classic and contemporary works: musicals, dramas, comedies and recent hits. Simply put, the Playhouse strives to celebrate the live theatrical experience in superlative fashion, in a setting that is second to none.
- Taft Theatre:
   Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, the Taft Theatre is your premiere destination for live entertainment. The Theatre opened in 1928 and is a marvelous display of the neo-classical/art deco architecture that prevailed during the time period. The 2011 renovation integrated 21st century comfort while returning the historic ambience and character of this 83-year-old structure and gem of Cincinnati. The changes and improvements have successfully created the "Ultimate, Intimate Entertainment Experience" in the Tri-State.
- The Children’s Theatre:
   In 1924, the Junior League of Cincinnati developed a plan to introduce children in Cincinnati to the magic of theater. They created the Junior League Players, now known as The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The Children’s Theatre was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1947 and over the years evolved into a professional theater company. In 1993, the Board of The Children’s Theatre hired Jack Louiso as Artistic Director, and under his leadership The Children’s Theatre rose to new levels of professionalism, increasing its audience to serve nearly 200,000 children, families and schools each season primarily across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Jack retired in May of 2011, handing over the reins to renowned opera singer and arts educator Angela Powell Walker.
- Madcap Puppets:
   Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre was founded in Cincinnati in 1981 by the late Jerry Handorf and Beth Kattleman. Since the beginning, we have been firmly rooted in the art of professional puppet theatre, children’s literature and world cultures.
   Madcap quickly built a repertoire of comic-absurd and original fairytale performances, touring up to six ensembles concurrently to schools, community centers, art museums and libraries.
- Music Hall:
   Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation's first matching grant fund drive, this Cincinnati showpiece has been renovated and updated and includes what is judged to be among the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world. 
- Ensemble Theatre:
   Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its dedication to bringing socially conscious and provocative new works to local audiences, Ensemble Theatre continues to present a portfolio of visually stunning premiere theatre that garners national recognition.
- Know Theatre:
   The Education Program from Know Theatre of Cincinnati strives to engage, entertain and enlighten students of all ages by harnessing the power of live theatre as a compelling teaching tool. With programming ranging from the literary arts into science and higher math, we believe that exposure to live performing arts has the power to not only educate young people about theatre, but more importantly, use theatre to open avenues of possibility in all aspects of learning and life. Know-To-Go Education programming is available not only at special events here at Know Theatre, but for visits to schools, community centers, and anywhere there are great thinkers of the future who are ready to have some fun today.
- Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
   Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages.
- Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Pops:
   The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, the CSO has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895.  The CSO founded the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra in 1977 with Erich Kunzel, Founder and Conductor Emeritus. 
- Cincinnati Opera:
   Fou­n­ded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincin­nati Symphony Orchestra. Today the c­ompany is hailed as Cincinnati’s “prime summer arts festival” attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada.
- Cincinnati Ballet:
   Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. 
- Covedale Center for the Performing Arts:
   Cincinnati Landmark Productions, through its production management of the Showboat Majestic, the creation of the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts; and Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre, its summer theatre for teenagers provides a continuum of artistic opportunity for performers and technicians while acting as advocate for 1) showboat preservation; 2) bringing cultural and economic benefits to those communities in which its venues reside; and 3) developing young artists through opportunity, training and excellence in production; while enhancing the quality of life for patrons and the Cincinnati area as a whole.
- Sunset Players. Inc.:
   All theater groups attempt to carve out a niche for themselves. Some do only dramas, some just musicals, while some attempt only the avant-garde. The Sunset Player's mission is to - bring a smile. They will do a comedy, a farce, a dramatic comedy, a musical comedy - as long as there is some "comedy" in there somewhere. The Sunset Players feel that there is enough sadness and drama in daily life!  While we love making an audience feel and think - we will only do a show as long as we can also - make ‘em laugh!”
The September 2013 edition of  the newsletter will explore the many attractions found in Cincinnati.  

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P.O. Box 5420
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Phone: 513-549-3744

Next Meeting:   Monday, September 16, 2013 7:30pm  
        Holy Family Church Cafeteria 3006 W. 8th Street               

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