What an awesome week in East Price Hill!

By: Melissa Wegman

Tuesday we had the ribbon cutting at our NBD’s once worst crime spot – Olden Tot Lot on Warsaw Avenue!  With close to $300,000 raised (WOW), I am proud to have been part of an amazing team of energized, creative and awesome peeps!  Thanks again to the cool team we worked with at CRC (Dan, Tim, Rycca and Lois), PHW’s Sam McKinley and Jay Kratz, neighborhood rock star/advocate Scott Priestle, “retired” D3 Capt. Dan Gerard & our past Neighborhood Unit Sgt. DeMeco Anderson, consultant Couper Gardiner and Ally Radziwon (Seton ’15) and Makenzie Ruff (Seton ’17) who used and are using this project for their Seton Senior Projects…and who both happen to be my cousins! As I mentioned at the ribbon cutting “THIS IS SOOOO AMAZINGGGG!!”

Hopefully you make time to stop by and enjoy the 1/8 mile walking path around the park or use the outdoor Universal Equipment Molina Healthcare donated through a $90,000 grant we won from them in a national grant application!!  Or take your kids or grandkids, neighbors and yourself up to play on all the new equipment or challenge your ninja skills at the NEOS (think life size Simon Says!!)  It truly has transformed this section of our NBD and will change lives daily!!  Look for programming in the Park this summer!!  Thanks ALL!!!

Wednesday, we welcome our newest addition of amazing places to enjoy in EPH’s Incline District next to BLOC Coffee Company….SOMM Wine Bar had their soft opening!!  Serving 80 different wines, craft cocktails and 16 craft beers and a great food menu! Wait till you see the rest of this story…coming this summer ~ outdoor dining patio garden! Another fabulous place to drink wine not labels from the incredible Cafeo family!  Cheers!

Thursday, we finally saw the efforts of so many from PHW’s Team (I think everyone at PHW had a part in this project!) J to Pat Bruns and Patti Hogan, PH Historical Society’s Valda Moore and Joyce Meyer, Raser Works and all those whose names I am missing (sorry) and to all those who bought commemorative bricks…this long 2+ year journey to add the St. Lawrence Square finally saw the ribbon cut and fountains turned on and an official dedication to the men and women of Price Hill that dedicated their lives to serve and protect our freedom with the flag ceremony by the VFW Green Township Post 10380.  Congratulations and thank you to all those who made this become a reality! 

If you missed today…Good News!! There is the Grand Opening of the St. Lawrence Square this Sunday, May 29th! Celebration starts at 4PM with live music, food and drinks!