Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Norwood woman and 2 children seriously injured in Ky. crash
(ht to jk)
Props & Effects: Kristen Jackson, Matt Mattingly, Amber Meade
Creativity: Keith Bauer, Improv: Directing
Lead Actor in a Play: Keith Bauer
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
April 09 NFD Activities and Statistics Report
A. Total of emergency responses for the month of April = 380
Medic Runs = 274
Fire Runs = 8 w/breakdown
Average Response Time on Runs = 3 minutes, 8 seconds (city-wide)
Number of incidents by type:
Fire Runs – 8 - (Building, Vehicle, Brush, etc.)
Overpressure, Explosion - 1
Rescue & Medic Unit Assists – 58 - (lock-in, extrications, traffic accidents, etc.)
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 9 - (power lines down, arcing, spills, etc.)
Service Call – 7 - (smoke removal)
Good Intent – 4 - (odor of smoke, controlled burning)
False Alarms – 19 - (false alarms, system malfunctions, smoke detector activated, etc.)
Special Incident - 0
B. Fire Hydrant Activity
243 - Flowed, lubed, and weeded
3 - Out of service
C. Bureau of Fire Safety Activities = 775
Total Inspections – 125 - (residential, schools, churches, businesses)
Total Violations – issued 283
Total Violations – corrected 268
Total Block Inspections – 17 - (Unit #1, Unit #2, Unit #3 – Rental & multi-family)
Additional Activities - 82
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
42 planters available for adoption
1. Promise you will care for and water each planter faithfully, then
2. Email Donna Laake at email@example.com and tell her you want to adopt a planter or planters and where you would like it/them placed.
3. Donna will take it from there and make arrangements for delivery to the location at no charge to you.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Memorial Day ceremony at Victory Park
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Hear ye! Hear ye! Mayor proclaims Class of ‘74 Reunion Day
Xavier certificate programs qualify for stimulus funds
The Xavier Leadership Center (XLC) offers several certificate programs that respond to the current economic crisis and qualify for Ohio economic stimulus funding. For qualified participants, 100% of the registration fee is covered by economic stimulus funds, with participant materials and examination fees often included.
For adult Ohio residents, this means flexible training accounts for employed workers at imminent risk of losing their jobs or for displaced workers who require training or certification to find new jobs. The XLC programs culminate in the required industry-recognized certifications or credentials in demand-driven occupations and can be completed within the requisite two-year time period.
- Qualified XLC programs include:
- Project Management Certificate Program and PMP Exam Review
- Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt Certificates
- Senior HR Certificate Program
- Global Supply Chain and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Prep
- Business Essentials Manager Certificate Program
- Certified Financial Planner
- Adobe Certifications: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
To start the process as an individual interested in an open enrollment program at Xavier:
- Identify the specific program area of interest by visiting www.xavier.edu/xlc
- Contact Sue Bensman, Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (513) 745-3396 or toll free: 1-800-982-2673, to pre-register.
- Sue will help you with the application process with the State of Ohio for submission and qualification.
To begin the process for you and your employer for ten or more employees at your location:
- Identify the specific program areas of interest for your company by visiting www.xavier.edu/xlc
- Contact Bruce Miller, Managing Partner, email@example.com, phone: (513) 745-3230, for detailed program information.
- Bruce will help facilitate the application process for you and your employer with the State of Ohio for submission and qualification.
The Xavier Leadership Center is speaking with other states about making these programs more widely available.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Norwood Community Garden launches May 30
Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. is Norwood Community Garden’s planting and launch (make that lunch!) at Linden Pointe thanks to the support of Al Neyer, Inc., Civic Garden Center, Norwood Service League, The Center for Closing the Health Gap, SHP Leading Design, Robin Wood Flowers, Whole Food Market, Kroger, and Urban Harvest.
Since our 4/27/09 announcement of this community gardening effort, there have been a few unexpected hurdles, things like making water more accessible. Also, the Steering Committee worked and re-worked the design to accommodate the overwhelming response from 200 people who wish to raise their own vegetables. "The design will be a showpiece," said Lupe Hoyt, "the cooperation, ideas, and resources have been incredible."
The tentative schedule is to begin with an informational session regarding community gardening 'rules' and planting and will be followed by a grill-out. Those who have registered will receive an email notification with assignment number by May 21 from NSL director Lupe Hoyt. Due to the size of the garden design, every group will receive at least one plot, and another one will be assigned upon completion for those groups with more than 10 people. Linden Pointe developer Al Neyer, Inc. is building the raised bed frames on top of geofabric, filling with topsoil, and providing adequate water for gardeners.
Everyone's patience is greatly appreciated as this wonderful project has grown and developed into something we can all be proud. For questions, please call Lupe Hoyt at 924-1200.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Operation Splash! gets needy kids swimming
c/o Wright-Patt Credit Union
4560 Lafayette Avenue
Norwood, Ohio 45212
For more information, call 924-1200.
Forget Me Knot Walk raises $20,000
Walkers had 1, 5 and 10 mile walking options and received a red bow (Forget-Me-Knot) for each mile walked in honor of Caleb or some other loved one special in their life. At 10 a.m. the carnival opened with Charles Russ of the building department among others braving the dunking booth. There were lots of other games as well with the moon walk, skeeball, tip a troll and lots of other traditional carnival games. At noon we held the memorial balloon launch with music by Nathan and Rachael Mabry followed by a special Mother's Day tribute with red carnations supplied by Greene's Flower Shop. Victor Shull of Pure Energy did a great job as the DJ for the event. We had a cookout lunch with hotdogs, burgers and drinks from Pierre Foods and Meyer Dairy along with a "give and get" opportunity for a lot of great prizes provided by area businesses. The St. Elizabeth Foundation provided face painting for the day.
We are hoping to provide a video synopsis of the day soon on Norwood cable compliments of Oliver Comstock. Darlene Morgan was the winner of the Wii game system with Wii Fit as the result of a donation she gave to a student going door to door. Between funds raised by the children at Cornerstone Christian Academy ($7,800) on their own and the support from family, friends, door to door donations in the community and the support of our local business sponsors, we were blessed to have raised $20,000 as a result of this event.
You can find out more about the event, our sponsors or make a contribution on our website, www.forgetmeknotwalk.com or at any Huntington Bank location.
Thanks again to all those who helped to make the day a success. This year's funds will be used in part to provide scholarships to Cornerstone Christian Academy. We will also be hosting the Mad Cap Puppets at Williams Ave. school on Friday June 19th at 7pm. Then, we will be helping to sponsor the Kids in Action camp at Ashland Ave. Baptist Church from 6 -8 pm June 22-28. Then, we will be hosting Mad Science at 9 a.m. at the Norwood Church of the Nazarene (Smith & Floral) just before their Back to School Bash on August 1st. These events are all free to all kids in the community and we hope everyone will plan on attending. It's not mandatory, but we are asking kids to bring a non perishable food item with them to the event which will then be donated to the Norwood Food Pantry.
Thanks again to everyone for their help and support. We look forward to working with the community and its leaders in helping to meet the needs of our children.
Monday, May 18, 2009
April 2009 Earnings Tax Report
Below is the summary information from the Earnings Tax Department’s April Report, which shows a substantial YTD increase over last month’s decrease of 2.62% or $105,830.47.
Collections thru April 2009….……….....…...........$6,546,266.96
Collections thru April 2008.............................$6,014.229.63
8.85% increase collections over 2008.…………….$ 532,037.33
Xavier’s Women’s Center Hosts Women’s Health at Twelve
Wednesdays at noon in June and July, the Xavier University Women’s Center will present Women’s Health at Twelve, a collaboration of the Center, Xavier Psychological Services and the McGrath Health & Counseling Center. This free, bring-your-lunch gathering presents a weekly sampling of shows from the University of California’s television programming. The shows originally aired between 2003 and 2009. Come to the Women’s Center at 1415 Dana Avenue on the following dates, and don’t forget to bring a lunch and a friend!
June 3: Heart Healthy Chocolate - Chocolate is good for heart health as well as the palate. Mary Engler’s research results show chocolate and cocoa are rich, plant-derived sources of antioxidant flavonoids promoting beneficial cardiovascular effects.
June 10: Alzheimer’s Disease - Current treatment for Alzheimer’s disease offers only symptomatic relief, but recent discoveries by Nazneen Dewji, PhD, UCSD School of Medicine, support the development of two new drugs to potentially treat the cause. What might the future hold in treating Alzheimer’s disease?
June 17: Women’s Health after Breast Cancer - Dr. Mindy Goldman explores menopausal issues related to breast cancer. Learn about alternative treatment of hot flashes, issues about sexual dysfunction and improving quality of life. Presented by the Center for Gender Equity at UC San Francisco.
June 24: Health Matters: Varicose Veins - Dr. Gerant Rivera, Associate Professor of Radiology at UCSD describes how new minimally invasive techniques in interventional radiology are used to treat a variety of conditions from aortic aneurysms to varicose veins.
July 1: Successful Aging: Sleepless in San Diego - Research suggests it is the ability to sleep not the need that changes as we age. Factors affecting sleep include changes in biological rhythms, medical and psychiatric illness and their medications, the prevalence of sleep disorders, and behavioral problems, like poor sleep habits. Dr. Daniel Kripke discusses these factors and remedies that will help us sleep better as we get older.
July 8: Sex Talk: HIV Prevention Messages - Panel experts explore problems that hurt community-based organizations and public schools in their efforts to teach HIV/AIDS prevention messages. Co-sponsored by The UCLA AIDS Institute and The Williams Project on Sexual Orientation.
July 15: Your Nightly Dreams - G. William Domhoff, research professor of psychology and sociology at UC Santa Cruz, is a leading dreams expert. Fascinated by dreams for nearly 50 years, he highlights his work with DreamBank, a search engine and database of 16,000 dreams.
July 22: Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity concerns both parents and health care professionals. Dr. Dennis Styne, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at UC Davis explains the causes and factors.
July 29: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Gender Differences - Women often receive inadequate pain care as it requires gender distinctive treatment strategies. Margaret Chesney, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, updates gender differences in the use of complementary and alternative medicine.
August 5: Pain and Endometriosis - The UCSD School of Medicine and the Diana Padelford Binkley Foundation bring the newest installments of this innovative series targeted at successfully managing pain in women. In this program, Karen Berkley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Florida State University, talks about pain and endometriosis.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Republican Club speakers, picnic, and monthly food drive
Both Mr. Geraci and Mr. Romanello received Purple Hearts for injuries they received during combat. Mr. Geraci was wounded twice, once from sniper fire during the 1944 Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach and then a second time during German resistance at the French seaport of Brest. Dan Romanello fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the single bloodiest battle in U.S. history. His Purple Heart was awarded for an event on the Rhein River. He will be sharing the details of both that event as well a 1944 incident that occurred on Christmas Eve when he was in France.
Everyone invited to the annual Club Picnic
Monday, June 29th starting at 6:30 pm in the Lower Millcrest Shelter. Hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, metts and drinks provided by club. Everyone should bring: a covered dish to share and a wrapped item for the Bid and Buy to raise funds for the club. New this year will be a white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a gift for a white elephant gift exchange. Any item that is already "around the house". Something that has been around for a while and that will never be used again... that old ugly vase, an old hat, fishing gear, a game, old cook book, candles. These are just shown as suggestions. The funnier the item... the funnier the game!
Every month for the rest of the year, people attending the club meetings are being asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Norwood Food Closet. Cash donations will also be accepted.
Reminder: swimming pool passes are on sale
Children: $ 35.00
Adults: $ 55.00
Family: (parents and all children under the age of 18) $ 115.00
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Baccalaureate Service for 2009 NHS grads canceled
It’s official: new Health Commissioner starts June 1
Rec. Commission meeting rescheduled
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
7th Annual SPCA Cincinnati Doggie Dash
Hundreds of dogs and their two-legged friends will teach others about the humane treatment of animals when they take part in the seventh annual SPCA Cincinnati Doggie Dash Walk for Kindness on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. The two-mile walk along the Ohio River begins at Sawyer Point (corner of E. Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue) and will be held rain or shine.
The “dash” will help raise money for SPCA Cincinnati. Walkers without dogs are also welcome. Local celebrities will be on hand to lend their support.
All participants will receive a free T-shirt. There will be booths and entertainment at the registration site. Parking is available at the corner of E. Pete Rose Way and Eggleston Avenue. Directions are available at www.spcacincinnati.org.
Registration is $20 per person if you register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 29. Each additional family member residing in the same household and registering together is only $10 each! Registration is also available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event but early registration is strongly recommended. Cost to register on the day of the event is $25.
Don't forget to gather pledges - collecting pledges really helps make this event successful!! Prizes will go to the top three people with the most money in pledges. Prizes include four Diamond seats to the Cincinnati Reds, four Scout seats to the Reds and four Club seats to the Reds.
There are four easy ways to register:
Mail a registration form to SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Register in person at SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Fax a registration form to 513-489-7394.
Register the day of the event.
A printable brochure/registration form is available online at www.spcacincinnati.org.
(h/t to Debora)
NYP’s Oliver Comstock on WGRR FM this a.m.
Invitation to "Old Fashioned Day" at Norwood Wesleyan Church
This Sunday, May 17th at 10:30am
Norwood Wesleyan Church
5407 Warren Avenue
“OLD FASHIONED DAY”
Mayor Thomas Williams will be our speaker during the service.**
It’s going to be a great time of fellowship and fun! Everyone is encouraged to dress in old fashioned clothing.
There will be food following the service.
For Transportation or Information
**Mayor Williams will be talking about his life and how he has overcome obstacles. While he may touch on politics, that will not be his focus.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This week at the Norwood Branch Library
Tuesday, May 12
ESOL Conversation Group
Thursday, May 14
Wii for Seniors!!
Get active, have fun, and see what the Wii craze is all about!!
Adult Education Classes
Friday, May 15
Friday Morning Book Club
Heartstopper by Joy Fielding
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Urgent: more crossing guards needed for Forget Me Knot Walk
Norwood Day Parade application now online
Each Political Candidate entry (outside Norwood): $100/candidate
Each Political Candidate entry (within Norwood): $ 50/candidate
Business entry (non-chamber member): $100
Business entry (Norwood Chamber member): No Charge
All others: No Charge
Click here to access and print out the online application form to mail in.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Welcome Home Celebration for Veterans
My name is Master Sergeant Steven Jessie, currently of the Ohio Army National. I am a lifelong resident of Norwood class of ‘78, and I am also involved in numerous Military/Veterans type events. I would like to inform you of an upcoming event that should be of interest to all the Veterans of Norwood. It is the 2nd Annual Welcome Home Celebration at Lunken Airport on Saturday, May 16th from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Also, the Thank You Foundation will be holding a fundraising gala the prior evening on Friday May 15th at The Underground, 1140 Smiley Avenue.
This is a party for Veterans and their families. It is being sponsored by the Veterans Administration, and last year’s event had 4,000 attendees. We expect this year’s numbers could be double that.
We want as many Veterans as possible to know about this event and attend, and I am enclosing this website address so they can RSVP online. The V.A. needs an approximate headcount so they can be prepared.
Master Sergeant Steven Jessie
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Debra tells us that after the celebration at Sorrento’s, everyone is invited to join them at the traditional “underground” Friday night party at the Indian Mound Café at 5226 Montgomery Road. Stop by and see some of your “old” friends. Failing that, you might see some of them in this gallery of pictures and video at the NHS '74 website.
This year’s Class of ‘74 Reunion was organized by Reunion Committee members Angie Ball Combs, Linda Degaro Koscianski, Melissa Murray McGrath, Sharon Tungate Bailey, Debra Simpson, Steve Barker, Terry McFadden, and Neal Schulte.
**The Sorrento’s lot is small. Street parking and the lot at CVS @ Fenwick & Montgomery Rd. are options.
May COW meeting canceled
Monday, May 04, 2009
Kudos to Youth Pastor Jimi Bird for “After Prom” success!
Guest blog by Michael “Gabby” Gabbard
I think it would be a good idea to recognize Jimi Bird, Youth Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church for hosting an AWESOME event this past Friday night. Jimi had a vision of offering a safe and fun environment for students after prom. Each year we hear reports of students getting hurt and/or killed after prom, so Jimi wanted to offer a safe alternative; and he did. Jimi recruited a large team of adults, shared his vision and set a plan. This group then presented this vision to Mr. Winterod, Norwood High School Principal, and the result was an event enjoyed by over 100 youth. From midnight till 5:30 a.m., the high school was host to "After Prom". In the gym was human bowling, 3D Twister, Oversized boxing ring, corn hole and fast blast. In the mini auditorium they ran movies all night. The cafeteria was the dance floor with jammin tunes and also a buffet of pizza, chips, soda and waters.
After you worked up a sweat in the gym or on the dance floor, you could then take a dip in the pool. WOW, what a night for these youth, and all this for just $3.00 a student. As I mentioned about, this event was attended by over 100 prom goers, including this year’s prom King & Queen, Gentry Gabbard and Michelle Geiger.
My wife and I were able to help as chaperones and had fun ourselves. I want to really thank Jimi Bird and all of those that helped make this safe event happen for the youth of Norwood. It's encouraging to see people get involved in the youth of our city to help offer activities that are safe and fun. Well done, Jimi Bird, and I look forward to seeing what you have in mind for next year.
Mayor Williams: “We’re keeping our head above water.”
Friday, May 01, 2009
May events, volunteeer opportunities at St. Elizabeth Arts
Volunteer opportunities of all kinds abound at Studio e. Not only are they looking for artists, documentary photographers, a volunteer coordinator, and a graphic designer to help out, they also need an extrovert and a Facebook guru. Click here for all the details.
NYP Happy Hour at Gordo’s today
Upcoming programs at Norwood Branch Library
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Culture & Heritage: Make your own maracas & play fun games!
Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Monday Evening Book Club
Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton
Call 369-6037 for more information
Monday, May 4 and Thursday, May 7
Adult Education Classes
GED & Literacy Improve your basic academic & pre-employment skills and prepare for the GED test.
4:00 -7:00 p.m.
Call 363-6100 for more information
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
ESOL Conversation Group (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Open to anyone who would like to practice speaking in English. Activities for children available if needed
Call 369-6037 for more information
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Call 369-6037 for more information