Monthly Community Meeting: Tues, January 5th
Our next community meeting will take place at the Rec Center at 7pm on Tuesday, January 5th. Please join us!
Luminaria: Friday, December 4th
Light up Pleasant Ridge and help celebrate Winterfest with beautiful luminaria! Friday, December 4, 2015. Luminaria Lighting around dusk (typically about 6pm). Proceeds benefit the Pleasant Ridge Piranhas Swim Team. Kits include 12 bags, 12 candles and sand. Delivery will begin Nov 29. Place orders by Nov 22. Click here to view and print the luminaria order form.
Winterfest: Friday, December 4th
All are invited to the 11th Annual Winterfest, a Kennedy Heights/Pleasant Ridge celebration!
6-8pm: At Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 5915 Ridge Ave. From 6 to 8pm, families will enjoy carnival games, crafts, refreshments, and visits with jolly-old Santa Claus!
7-9pm: In the Galleries at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Rd. (the Kennedy Mansion), enjoy performances by local musicians, ornament-making, holiday shopping, and wine, hot chocolate and lite bites. Free.
9-11pm: Come to the Winterfest Bash, an adults-only party in KHAC’s Lindner Annex event center at 6620 Montgomery Rd. Enjoy live music by Julie Spangler and Roger Klug and the Cincinnati Young Professionals Choral Collective, and fun activities. Cash bar with beer and wine – plus a special Winterfest Cocktail by one of our community’s newest businesses Overlook Lodge! You don’t want to miss it!
Big thanks to our Winterfest 2015 sponsors”: Kennedy Heights Community Council, Pleasant Ridge Community Council, Cincinnati Recreation Commission Pleasant Ridge Center, and Kennedy Heights Arts Center.
Opportunity to Support Safety in Pleasant Ridge
One Issue that is key now and in our plans for 2015 is to expand on the first set of community owned and operated security cameras. Whilst we are not able to claim an arrest as yet in the attack on Kinkaid in August, there is no doubt that our cameras were key in identifying the attackers. Without this, we would not know who these guys were and the police would be unable to even consider getting a conviction.
The existing system required an initial outlay of just under $4,000 and we are assuming the next would be approximately the same. In addition, the monthly cost of internet connections will also need a funding strategy.
Comments from the Detective investigating the incident on Kinkaid…
“…….. As far as the camera situation near Ridge and Montgomery, ANY cameras would be a plus. There are no existing cameras in that area that capture outside. ….. I know of no cameras filming that intersection in any direction….. “
If you wish to assist with this (or any other project), we welcome donations of any size to our Paypal account. Click here to donate through Paypal. The PAYPAL button is also located on the left hand side of this page. You can ‘earmark’ donations for specific projects e.g. “Safety”, or “Cameras”, or “Benches” etc by making a note on the Paypal submission. If your employer does match, please don’t forget to do that also. At the end of the year many of us might be thinking about charitable giving.
Your Pleasant Ridge Community Council is a registered 501(c)3 charity and as such, donations are not only deductible from income taxes, but also can be matched by many employers.
We are 100% supported by donations (and a dwindling annual grant from the City). Ridge Day was good for PRCC this year, but we need money to keep our forward progress on many issues.
Of course, in addition to financial, there are many ways we can all help Pleasant Ridge, donating is just one……
Everyone who volunteers,
everyone who shops in the Ridge,
everyone who supports a Blockwatch,
everyone who reports a crime,
everyone who picks up a piece of litter
and everyone who just helps out a neighbor in need,
are all making our Pleasant Ridge what it is…..worth the investment.
Block Watch & Citizens on Patrol
Pleasant Ridge currently has 40+ streets that are without Block Watches. If you’d like to step up as a captain for your street, please speak up! This is an easy, low commitment way to get involved in the neighborhood, meet some of your neighbors, and help keep PR safe. More information can be found here.
Citizens on Patrol is also seeking volunteers. Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer organization overseen by the Cincinnati Police Department. Volunteers patrol their neighborhoods, acting as the eyes and ears of the police. Patrols concentrate around problem areas aiding police by increasing visibility. COPP units deter crime by their mere presence and visibility to the general public. More information can be found here.
If you are interested in helping, please get in touch!
Bill Frost— email@example.com (Safety Committee)
Don Trummel—firstname.lastname@example.org (Block Watch)
Valerie Kulhavik—email@example.com (Citizens on Patrol)
CPD District 2—513-979-4400
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