Welcome Summer!!!

I would like to begin with thanking Sarah Koucky for volunteering her precious time in assisting me with the flower bed in Seasongood Square Park.   We appreciate everyone’s kind support as we get the park bed in shape for the season. A shout out of “looks good,” honking cars, giving us a “thumbs up” are all gratefully appreciated. If anyone wants to join in, let me know.

Maura Wolf and I also have unending thanks to all of you who help with Beautification. Your passion is strong and many of us appreciate it.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) was so impressed with our Spring Cleanup and UC’s Cleanup Cincy felt it was the best organized event in the city. Thanks to each of you who participated for your labor, efforts and VOLUNTEERING for the neighborhood. KCB has given our neighborhood first place awards several years in a row, but to enter our cleanup events for award consideration, we need volunteers to submit the projects. Please let us know if you can help write submissions to KCB. These awards come with $500, which we’ve used for more beautification, like helping fund the Flower Pots. The Flower Pot program is a cost sharing program through the Cincinnati Parks. Carolyn Gillman is graciously assisting in fund raising for the flower pots. Please see her note below and consider donating if you haven’t already.

In conclusion, I feel it necessary to personally thank Beth Ewing. All of us who drive past the flower bed located at the Clinton Springs and Washington Ave.’s have admired the beauty of what Beth Ewing has growing in that flower bed. The appreciation for the neighborhood, VOLUNTEERING your time for us does not go unnoticed. No doubt, it’s beautiful. Great planning and patience went into this.

Beth has had a few things added on her chore list and decided the Washington garden had to be given up. All of us understand this very well. Thank you Beth for organizing the group of volunteers to spruce up the garden this year, and working with Andrew Beiting to take over the garden. Thank you to Alva & Leon Reid and downtown resident Brian Hill (formerly Burton Woods Lane) for  helping Beth on the work day and to Andrew for stepping up to own the Garden!

Thank you Beth for what you have done to help make our neighborhood a better place and Cincinnati’s Best address.

We need new volunteers to keep up with all of our NA beautification efforts; if you can help, even a little, please contact me at .

Everyone have a fun eventful summer!!!!

Go jump in a lake! Or pool!

See you in the neighborhood!

Emily Harten Beautification Chair 

To pay the Parks to maintain the flower pots along Reading Road, we are taking donations for 2018. You can make a donation online at: donate/ and check Other and put: flower pots or you can mail a donation to: NANA, 617 Clinton Springs Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229, ATTN: Beautification. Please consider helping with a tax deductible donation so we can continue making our neighborhood beautiful!

Thank you!

Carolyn Gillman – Flower Pot Fundraising Chair



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