Fall is here and it’s time to prepare the beds for winter and get the last installation planted for next year.

On October 20th at 1 pm there will be a Tree Dedication Memorial Service for Marvin Masterson. The community room in the Belvedere is reserved for our community social from 1 to 3 pm in Marvin’s honor. Marvin was without a doubt filled to the brim with enthusiasm.  His enthusiasm was infectious. It was a great experience to work together with Marvin on the NANA Board, with Congressman Steve Chabot, City Council Members, City Administration, Avondale 29, and many other communities. I will never forget “my friend.”

We are getting ready for spring in Seasongood Square Park. I have larkspur seeds to sow and Tulip bulbs to plant too. These were given to me by a gardening friend to plant in our neighborhood park.  In addition we will add some plants to the corner bed. It will pop with color next year. If you can help, please contact me at .

The Community Budget Request for Seasongood Square Park improvements has been submitted to the City. Maura Wolf contributed a lot of the information and specified what is needed. There has been inadequate water flow coming through the irrigation for the past 3 or 4 years, ugh. We are requesting again to add a water service line and meter at the northeast end of Seasongood Square Park. This long outstanding request is necessary to maintain the park flower beds.  The current irrigation lines coming from the southern end of the park (over 500 feet) have tree roots growing into the lines restricting the waterflow. The other request is to replace and repair the concrete block and the stone walls along Clinton Springs Ave. with consistency and sustainability. With blocks visibly detached, these crumbling walls are unsafe and not consistent with the esthetics of the neighborhood and need improvement.

All of the gardens in the neighborhood public places look good. Many thanks to our expert volunteer gardeners!  There’s no doubt that Dana/Victory Parkway Gardens are stunning and burst with color. Once the Gateway Sign is installed the Triangle will be so beautiful with a beautiful strong gateway entrance to our neighborhood. In addition to the sign there will be 2 very large pots to flank each end of the wall. These pots we’re given to our neighborhood through Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. Thank you so much Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

This reminds me to ask all of you to donate to the flower pot fund. Our Reading Rd corridor looks very nice; the urns at Mitchell and Red Bud are bursting with beauty too.

Everyone enjoy your fall!!  Stay warm and cozy!

Emily Harten, Beautification Chair 

Reading Road Flower Pots

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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