The DeMolay (Youth Volunteers) of the Hamilton Syrian Shrine participated in a planting day at the ROCURC Parking Lot and Garden at the SW corner of Reading and Section. These fine youth, and their Dad Supervisors, planted 50 Knock-Our rosebushes that were sponsored by Roselawn residents and business in honor and memory of Roselawn residents. To see more photos of the planting day, click here.
DeMolay Volunteers from Hamilton Syrian Shrine
Roselawn Community Council July 12, 2012 Social Hour: 7:00 - 7:30 pm - Business Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
ROSELAWN LUTHERAN CHURCH- LOWER LEVEL. (1608 SUMMIT at Greenland.) Meetings are open to everyone, regardless of membership. All are welcome. Come hear police and fire info from local officers, as well as reports from RCC committees (Safety, Beautification, Website, Newsletter, Finance). Your questions and concerns about anything and everything in the neighborhood are invited. Get involved, and sound off!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Great American Cleanup in April. Photos, including before and after pictures from The Arches at Rosecliff and Reading Road are available here.
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Thank you to everyone who came out and helped greet Santa at the Roselawn Holiday Party. Special thanks to Michael Bourke (Beaverton) who was the best Santa ever!
Big THANKS to all the volunteers that made National Night Out 2011 such a success in Roselawn! There were games for children and adults, a bounce house, pizza, and of course, ice cream! A visit by Cincinnati Ladder II and the Dare Mobile, and our local police men and women, reinforced the message of safety and neighborhood security. You can see many photos, and portraits of Roselawn residents that were taken that evening HERE in the photo gallery.
And don't forget - we have an upcoming event on Saturday, August 13 - Roselawn Day of Fun!! This annual event of free family fun is open to all. See you on the west lawn of Roselawn Lutheran Church, 1608 West Summit, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
RCC Trustee, Carrie Douglas, RCC President, Monica Plear, and our local Police Officer.
New Prospect Baptist Church Volunteers
The RCC welcomes New Prospect Baptist Church to their future new home on Summit! This group picture was taken on May 21st when members of the church came to the property to clean the yard, paint, plant flowers and over 80 members went door to door to distribute welcoming packet, which included literature about the church in the form of a bookmark, magnet and returned postcard for prayer request.
The First Annual Cross-town Church Men Basketball Shoot-out was a fundraising activity consisting of men, ages of 25 and over from 4 area churches: New Prospect Baptist Church, Corinthian, New Jerusalem, and New Saint Paul held on June 5th and June 11th. It was fun outing in bringing families and church members together to cheer on their team. The Championship game was between New Prospect and Corinthian. New Prospect took home the trophy of the final score New Prospect 52 Corinthian 46. They are now planning for a Women's Basketball competition to be held this fall.
A fund-raising Rummage Sale is planned for Saturday, September 10, at the new Summit location. Organizations and Businesses are welcome to participate. Details about the event (which will include food and beverages for purchase) can be found at Flyer link - left.
New Prospect Baptist Basketball Team
(L-R) Alex and Eric Wachendorf, Tim Rolf (Rolf Monuments) Joanne Wachendorf Martin, Brad Wachendorf, Martha Wachendorf Broerman Brosz, Beth Sullebarger (Historian)
Celebrate The Arches / Golden Trowel Awards took place on Sunday, July 19, 2011. This event was co-hosted by ROCURC and RCC to celebrate refurbishment of the beloved Arches gateway into the neighborhood, and recognize those who maintain the colorful attendant plantings. Roselawn residents were joined by descendants of the original real estate developers, Robert and Raymond Wachendorf, whose memories and presence linked the past and present. Ms. Beth Sullebarger, historian, graciously spoke of what she had gleaned after studying Roselawn, and The Arches.
The first-ever Golden Trowels were awarded to Bob Ingberg, Beverly Powell, and Grace Wilson for outstanding volunteerism in maintaining our community flower plantings. Two residents, Dave Hamler and Dennis Mueller were recognized with Golden Trowels for their outstanding yard and garden presentations. Check out many more photos HERE.
Golden Trowel Recipients: Grace Wilson, David Hamler, Beverly Powell, Dennis Mueller, Bob Ingberg
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Great American Clean Up in April. The great turn out ensured a great clean up - and the streets looked great. The weather was cool and rainy, so everyone who came should give themselves an extra pat on the back.
Many MORE photos of the volunteers are available HERE.
Enthusiastic Volunteers at GAC 2011
The first GOOD GUYS LOITERING evening of 2011 is planned for May 6, 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Reading Road and Northwood (look for the Wishing Well).
Bring your chairs, friends and neighbors and come hang out for a couple of hours of fun and fellowship with other neighborhood residents. People involved say that is a great way to uplift our community.
See you Friday!
Roselawn has a new business! Zee Food Market opened at 1906 Losantiville. This new market features many convenience items for snacking, products for homemaking, as well as a deli, fresh produce, fresh meats, and frozen foods. Fried chicken is available in the deli, or pick up a package of fresh chicken to grill yourself.
Proprietors Joe (Yousef Hameidan) and Sam (Munier Alzatout) are ready to welcome you. Hours of operation are Monday -Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Phone number is 761-7100. The store accepts VISA, MC and Discover cards, and soon plans to accept EBT and WIC cards.
Joe and Sam hope you'll stop by soon and that you'll let them know of any items you'd like to see shelved that are not already available.
Fresh vegetables and milk at Zee Market
President Monica Plear received this informative Community Report from City of Cincinnati recently. The report was submitted by Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. It is dated February 11, 2011.
Mark your calendar NOW and plan to participate in the upcoming Roselawn Clean Up on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Time is 9:00 - Noon. We'll gather at Essex Apartments, across from Valley Shopping Center, and fan out to the neighborhood "hot spots" that need trash collection. Questions? Call Hogarth Merrick at 476-3406.
Congratulations to Roselawn Lutheran Church! The church was featured in a Cincinnati Enquirer article on Sunday, March 6, 2011. This small congregation, with about 50 active members, provides an Eye Clinic, Dental Clinic, and Food Pantry!
The church also hosts the monthly meetings of the Roselawn Community Council, and hosts free weekly picnic and game nights during the summer months. They have also hosted the Roselawn Day of Fun on church property for the past three yesar. You can read the full article here.
Ms. Ann Johnson and Ms. Jenee Baker
Did you attend the RCC Community Night Out on March 22, 2011 at Celeberties?
Either way, you'll want to check out the photo gallery of guests and door prizes here.
It was an enjoyable evening of food and fun. Special thanks to Jenee Baker and the other wonderful volunteers.
Mr. Hogarth Merrick and Ms. Betty Parker
Roselawn resident Kini Wright was recently featured in a special GOOD NEWS Section of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
According to the published report, "Ms. Wright is one of the unsung heroes of Cincinnati's junior division RBI Baseball Team that in July played its way to the World Series in Jupiter, Florida."
Congratulations to the Wright Family! You can read the full article here.
Come Bloom in Roselawn!! Mark your calendar - the eagerly awaited Roselawn Community Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, at Celeberties Banquet facility in the Roselawn Shopping Center, Reading Road.
We will share a catered meal, at a modest cost, and there will be door-prizes and other gifts. Plan to come with the whole family as this will be a fun evening for everyone. Time, other details, to be posted here, shortly.
Great American Cleanup at the Arches Beautifies Roselawn Residential Gateway
Thanks to everyone who helped beautify the Arches, gateway to the Garden District, on October 23, 2010 in observance of the Great American Cleanup. As you can see, weeds and trash were replaced by lovely fall mums and mulch.
Plans are in place to beautify the area on both sides of the street with season decorations for the winter holidays.
To see more photos from the Great American Cleanup 2010, click HERE.
Thanks to everyone who helped beautify.
Gospel Coffee Shop Opens at Roselawn Center Building
The Gospel Coffee Shop is open for business! Restaurant Proprietors Vincent and LaToya Davenport welcomed the Roselawn community into their new restaurant Tuesday, October 5th. The menu features light fare such as salads and sandwiches and you can enjoy a great cup of gourmet coffee. The restaurant is located next door to Song Long restaurant, in the Roselawn Center building, corner of Reading and Section Roads. It is directly across from the Roselawn Post Office.
The Davenports hope to schedule interesting programming including Praise Dancing, Gospel singing, rapping, instrumental music and poetry readings. There is a piano in place for those who want to play. If you feel like relaxing you can watch the very large television or over-sized flat panel tv/computer monitor.
Soft gospel music was playing over the speakers on opening night.
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Click HERE to see more opening day photos of staff, family members, Roselawn patrons.
LaToya & Vincent Davenport
Establishment Debate: Rules of Civic Engagement
Date: November 7, 2010 Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Mayerson Jewish Community Center 8485 Ridge Road
FREE: Please note reservations are required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 513-868-8764 as seating is limited.
Roselawn Community Urban Redevelopment Corp, (ROCURC) has received a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council to present Establishment Debate: Rules of Civic Engagement. This debate, based on historically accurate writings of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry provided the framework for the separation of church and state, a hallmark of American governance. Photos/Flyer with all the background and details. Tony Steer as Patrick Henry, Bill Barker (Colonial Williamsburg) as Thomas Jefferson.
Panel discussion after the debate with coffee refreshments provided by Coffee Emporium.
Make a Difference Day Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. We'll meet at Franklin Savings & Loan at 9:00 and get started. This annual event is fun and our business district always looks so nice after it's gone. Children will need to have a parent or adult guardian on hand to sign a waiver. If you have extra gloves, rakes, brooms, feel free to bring them, but many items will be provided. Questions? Email Hogarth Merrick.
The 5th Annual Day of Fun was an exciting time for all. Through the faces of Roselawn children and residents we can relive the day of fellowship and neighborhood fun.
Thanks to our vendors, Walgreens, Hamilton County Parks Board, and McDonalds and others for attending and/or donating items.
Special thanks to RCC Trustee Vito Folchi who, once again, donated 6 brand new bikes, food and water, and spent the day grilling and serving delicious hot dogs to all.
RCC Trustee Jenee Baker with Cincinnati Police Officers Hasse and Ross
There was plenty of fun in Roselawn on Tuesday, August 2, for the National Night Out celebration. Thanks to everyone who helped with games, good food and safe fun for all. We enjoyed seeing local fire fighters, Cincinnati Ladder 2, along with Capt. Barry Isaac, Sgt. Gil Thompson, and Officers Ross and Hasse of the Cincinnati Police force. Music was provided by DJ UKnow of Nephews. The Clowns of the Syrian Shriners entertained everyone. Artist John Sebastian did caricature drawings and Sensei Donald Varner and student Lance Martin demonstrated Urban Self Defense. Special thanks to Jenee Baker, of the Roselawn Community Council, for her organizing and coordinating skills. There are lots more photos HERE.
Sisters Cincere & Cierra Reese
Liberty Elm in Roselawn Park
Liberty Elm Dedication Placque
The bronze plaque for the City of Cincinnati's Liberty Elm Memorial was installed in the Eastlawn Garden at Roselawn Park the first week of May, 2010. Karen Heyl, creator of Chess Suite I at ROCURC Garden, carved the heavy relief pattern from a 234 lb piece of Indiana limestone. The "puddling spots" on the top of the stone provide a source of water for birds and insects, a key requirement for certifying a National Wildlife Federation Habitat.
The stone and installation are the generous gift of the Jeffrey Allen Corporation (3662 Poole Road, 45251). Thank you to Jack Bresnan, Jr. of Jeffrey Allen Corporation, and Jeff Koopman of the CRC.
Karen Heyl Chess Suite Installed
Chess Table and Bench Seats by Karen Heyl
There is a new look and new vision at the Roselawn Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (ROCURC) Parking Lot and Garden. Working hand in hand with the Roselawn Community Council (RCC), Cincinnati artist Karen Heyl was commissioned to create a limestone chess "suite" that has been installed at the corner of Reading and Section in the garden/parking lot. This handsome, functional sculpture joins new trees and landscaping to enhance this pivotal corner, at the center of the Roselawn business district. Ms. Heyl's sculptures are part of many national collections, including the permanent collection of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. Once the weather warms, grab your chess pieces, or checkers, and enjoy a game under the shady trees. Click here for more information.
For more information about Ms. Heyl and her artistic process, access this interactive, multi-media slide presentation by Michael Keating for Cincinnnati.com.
Nancy Sunnenberg and Roy Jones
Special thanks to everyone who helped with the planting of the new Magnolia tree in the ROCURC Garden parking lot at the corner of Reading and Section Roads. The very large hole was dug by Michael Bourke and Kevin Wade. The tree, acquired at a tremendous discount from Belken's Greenhouse, was then planted by Nancy Sunnenberg and Roy Jones (pictured). We'll all be enjoying this lovely specimen for many years to come. It joins the other 12 trees that were planted in the lot this fall, replenishing the stock that has reached maturity.
The Liberty Trees Dedication was a great occasion for Roselawn, Golf Manor and Amberly Village. It was a gorgeous day and the crowd in attendance enjoyed the patriotic event. Special thanks to Nancy Sunnenberg, The Nolan-Carson Lodge, Sons of the American Revolution, Cub Scout Pack #619, the League of Women Voters, and especially the Cincinnati Parks for the use of the French Park facility. The Town Crier read aloud Proclamations from the Mayors of Amerberly Village and the City of Cincinnati. "Thomas Paine" read his poem about the original Liberty Tree.
The new Roselawn Business Directory is now available. This 56 page directory is chock-full of phone numbers, addresses, business categories and names. Paper copies are available at monthly RCC meetings - while supplies last. Click on the link at left to view the entire directory online.
And mark your calendar for two upcoming Business Association Meetings in 2009: Monday, January 26 and Monday, February 23.
We have been having some graffiti problems in Roselawn in the past few months. These have been reported to the City of Cincinnati, and to the police. Although these offensive images are removed as quickly as possible, they tend to re-appear. If you see one, please report it to the police. If you have time, please email Mary Donaldson or Barb Kley so that we can photograph the damage and send it to the police. Click on the link at right to view recent graffiti damage.
We are always in the process of updating the RCC website. Photos and other submissions are always welcome. If you have suggestions for additions, or corrections, please email Mary Donaldson at email@example.com. Thank you!
Roselawn Community Council P O Box 37087 Cincinnati, OH 45222 Phone: 513-821-8918