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WHAT A BLAST! B1 Families participate in one of the kids races during the Hyde Park Blast in Hyde Park Square. Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Columbia-Tusculum, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mariemont, Mt.Lookout, Oakley, Terrace Park Email: Website: We d n e s d a y, J u n e 2 9 , 2 0 1 1 Volume 76 Number 21 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Collection Time In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s the Eastern Hills Journal. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward Bruemmer good service. This month we’re featuring Michael Bruemmer, a sixthgrader at Cardinal Pacelli School in Mount Lookout. He has two older brothers, Donald and Stephen, who were also Community Press carriers. Bruemmer likes to run and play soccer, and dreams of one day playing professional soccer. For information about our carrier program, call circulation manager Steve Barraco at 2487110, or e-mail him at Show some love From east to west, north and south, whatever community you’re in we know you love your local pizza place, have your favorite beauty salon, and won’t miss your favorite local festival. Now you can show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting for them in the 2011 Community Choice Awards! Vote online at www. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card! July 4th images The Eastern Hills Journal and want to share your Fourth of July photos. Post photos online at, and email them to espangler@ Include your name, address (neighborhood community in which you live), phone number, and a description for each photo. New home sought The developer of an Oakley project said residents will soon see visible signs that work has begun. Cincinnati City Council recently approved a concept plan for the new Oakley Station at Marburg and Ibsen avenues. The mixed-use development will include retail, commercial and residential components as well as a movie theater. FULL STORY, A2 To place an ad, call 242-4000. JOURNAL B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S 50¢ More Mt. Lookout public space? City councilwoman proposes more benches in square By Lisa Wakeland MT. LOOKOUT – Mount Lookout square soon could have more public gathering space. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan relayed a proposal to add more benches and landscaping in front of the Nailtique and Lookout Joe’s building at last week’s Mount Lookout Community Council meeting. “We don’t have a public gathering space and it’s something I think about a lot,” said Quinlivan, who lives in Mount Lookout. “I’ve been talking to people about making that a public space that will extend across that building. It’s a win-win for the community.” If the building owner approves the proposal the city of Cincinnati would install a couple trees and benches, Quinlivan said. The proposal for a public gathering place led to a discussion about maintaining the current public spaces around Mount Lookout square. Lookout Joe’s currently maintains the planter boxes at the site, but the Mount Lookout Community Council maintain most of the landscaping in the square, said Community Council Vice President Eric Flamme. “We recognize it has not been well-kept for the past several months,” he said. “We don’t want to spend much on landscape maintenance at same time things were being torn out and destroyed.” Construction on the second phase of the square revitalization is scheduled to begin in early July. It will include wider sidewalks, LISA WAKELAND/STAFF City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan proposed expanding the outdoor space in front of the building that houses Lookout Joe’s and Nailtique. “I’ve been talking to people about making that a public space that will extend across that building. It’s a win-win for the community.” Laure Quinlivan decorative lighting, extended curbs at crosswalks, additional greenspace and other enhancements. Flamme noted that funding cuts have reduced the Community Council’s ability to spend as much money maintaining the square as in previous years. The Community Council recently received bids for landscaping work and Flamme said residents should start noticing a difference soon. Quinlivan said the city’s Parks Department maintains nearby Hyde Park square and Mount Lookout could consider contracting with the city as well. Resident Lynne Hansen said she likes the idea of contracting with the city Parks Department and would like to see perennials and shrubs in the larger traffic islands because they would look nice and require minimal maintenance. For more about your community, visit July 4th celebration set at Ault Park By Forrest Sellers HYDE PARK – The Ault Park Advisory Council wasn’t ready to see an annual tradition fade. Although the Fourth of July celebration was organized by the Cincinnati East Tea Party last year, the organization was looking to scale back its involvement. “We think this is a great community event, and we thought it should be continued,” said Christopher Heekin with the Ault Park Advisory Council. This year’s 46th annual celebration will be Monday, July 4, at Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave. The day’s activities will kick off with the children’s bicycle parade at 11 a.m. Registration for the parade will be at 10:30 a.m. The event will then resume 610 p.m. with a disc jockey providing music and vendors selling refreshments. A fireworks display by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will end the celebration at 10 p.m. Heekin said a few changes were made in how the event is set up. Heekin said in the past an average of 65 volunteers was Unlock your car-selling confidence. If you go What: Independence Day Ault Park Fireworks When: Monday, July 4. Bicycle parade 11 a.m. Music and refreshments 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Where: Ault Park. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF Christopher Heekin with the Ault Park Advisory Council stands near the main lawn at Ault Park. The Ault Park Advisory Council will coordinate this year’s Fourth of July celebration at the park Monday, July 4. Activities will include a bike parade at 11 a.m. and food and music from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. needed. Fewer will be required this year with the participation of outside food vendors, he said. Expenses involved with the event, which costs about $25,000, were also taken into consideration, said Heekin. Heekin said a number of sponsors, including Richards Industries, have stepped forward to help out this year. He said from 15 to 20 local businesses are also helping cover costs. The event draws 4,000 to 5,000 people each year. Heekin said the Ault Park Advisory Council is already looking ahead. Live music is being considered for next year, he said. For details, visit the web site For more about your community visit Go to and sell your car with confidence. Reach millions of car buyers. Upload photos of your car. is the key to your car-selling confidence. ©2010 Classified Ventures, LLC™. All rights reserved.


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