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Hartwell Update – October 2017 – HIA Meeting This Tuesday at 7 pm; Caldwell Nature Halloween Programs October 20, 21, & 22; League of Women Voter Guide Available Online; Recycling and Tire Amnesty Days Coming Up


Next HIA Meeting – This Tuesday; October 17; 7 pm at Hartwell Recreation Center – Hope to see you there!

Thank You to the Volunteers at Hartwell Clean-up October 7 – From Lois Smith
Thanks to the October 7 Clean-up Volunteers! There were several volunteers from Wyoming: Sherie Callaghan, Kate Miller and son, Calvin, Jackie Frondorf and four children from Westwood, Mark Huesken from College Hill, as well as our Hartwell folks: Dawn Wooten, Kevin Slattery, Laura Feldman, Hans Multhopp, Andrea Evans, and Jim and Lois Smith. Thanks also to Jana Allard for providing our breakfast snacks. Jackie’s husband, Henry, is running for City Council. We weeded part of the Galbraith Banks, picked up litter in various areas of the neighborhood, worked on the tree wells on Vine, trimmed a lot of weeds and spruced up the gateway at Vine and Galbraith,. Thanks to our volunteers!


Do You Have Signs for the Craft Fair? – If you do, can you bring them back to the Hartwell Recreation Center? We will reuse them next year.


Conversations with School Board Candidates – October 15

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6-8pm; Mayerson Academy, 2650 Highland Ave., Mt. Auburn.
Format: Meet in a succession of small groups with different candidates to hear their understanding of important school district issues and possible approaches they might use to address them. Ask questions, share views and concerns:
Sponsors: LWVCA, Parents for Public Schools, Northside Community Council Education Committee, Interfaith Worker Center, Woman’s City Club, Cincinnatus Association, Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, AIR, Inc., Urban League, Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, Citizens for Civic Renewal

League of Women Voter Guide Now Available + Early Voting and General Election Information
Right here –
Early Voting is now underway – Weekdays: 8am-5pm, Oct. 11-13, 16-20, 23-27. 8am-7pm, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 8am-2pm, Nov. 6. 8am-2pm. Weekends: Saturday Nov. 4, 8am-4pm., Sunday Nov. 5, 1-5pm at Hamilton County Board of Elections 4700 Smith Rd.,Norwood, Ohio
ID Requirements: +Ohio driver’s license or state ID with your name & photo. The card cannot be expired, but it can have an old address. +U.S. Military ID with your name & photo (address not req.) + Unexpired gov. ID with your name, current address, and photo. Student ID is not accepted. Original or copy of one of the following documents with voter’s name & current address: utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank or financial advisor statement, pay stub, government check, or other government document. Must be dated within the last 12 months
2017 General Election – Tuesday, November 7; 6:30 am – 7:30 pm. Check with the Board of Elections for your precinct here –


Tire Amnesty Day – Saturday November 4

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is partnering with the city of Cincinnati Department of Public Services and Office of Environment & Sustainability to host Tire Amnesty Day! Saturday, November 4th from 9am to 2pm.
City of Cincinnati residents* can dispose of their unwanted, scrap tires for FREE! Please note: we can only accept 10 tires at a time due to hauling regulations. For your convenience, there are three drop-off locations: Evanston: Recreation Center: 3204 Woodburn Avenue 45207 West End: Parking lot next to Cincinnati Toolbank: 2011 Central Avenue 45214 East Westwood: Roll Hill Academy: 2411 Baltimore Avenue, 45225
Thanks to the Ohio EPA and Hamilton County and Recycling Waste District for sponsoring the grant funds to make this all possible! *Businesses not eligible to participate. Have questions? Call KCB at 513-352-4385.


Super Recycle Drop Off – Saturday November 11

Cincinnati Recycles – part of the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability – will join forces with TriHealth and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 for a mega One Stop Drop for hard-to-recycle items. We will be collecting items in the following categories: • Confidential Paper Shredding • Plastic Bags & Film • Clothing, Shoes, and Housewares (Clothing and other textiles may be in any condition from new to damaged. Must be clean & dry) • Art Materials • Batteries (Household) • Light Bulbs • Electronics (No TVs). For more info and a detailed list of items, please see our website:

Street Sweeping Now Monthly

All streets in Cincinnati are cleaned once a month. Even sides of the streets are swept on the 2nd Wednesday in Hartwell and the odd sides of the streets are swept on the 4th Wednesdays. Public Services asks that we move vehicles parked on the street, if at all possible, so they can get to the curb. They will not post signs to remind us.

Annual Magic Forest Halloween Hikes at Caldwell Nature Preserve

Friday & Saturday., October 20 – 21, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend Rd.

Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail meeting costumed characters from nature and history.
This is a non-scary holiday walk best suited to children ages 3-10 years. Hikes start at 7:00 p.m., and leave every 15 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Each hike lasts about one hour.
Make it a family tradition. Fee: $6 per person. Call 321-6208 for information.
Register online after August 31st at


*NEW* HOWL-O-WEEN at Caldwell Nature Preserve

Sun., October 22, noon – 3pm; Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend Rd.

Dress up in awesome costumes and brew up some fun with your canine companion! Take a walk on our trail filled with over 100 carved pumpkins and along the way meet local pet specialists that will fill your goody bag plus provide guidance on any questions you might have. Stop by the photo booth to capture this special day with your dog and join our costume contest! Shop for supplies and receive free supplies from our Spooktacular Sponsor: PetSmart . Cost is $10 per dog. Register online at:


Help Needed at “The Banks” Green Area on Galbraith Rd.

From Andrea Evans – “As you all have probably seen, “The Banks” (landscaped area on either side of the Galbraith Rd railroad trestle) is in need of some Hartwell neighbors who are willing to weed it.” This is the type of volunteer work you can do if you have some unstructured free time on your hands. If you can help, please email me at and I will forward your message to Andrea.


Independent You Clothing Store Has Moved

Independent You, a clothing store in Wyoming two doors down from Half Day Cafe, is moving next week to Drake Hospital. Get there now for their moving sale: clothing, robes, gowns, jewelry, sweaters, elastic waster pants for men and women, slippers, scarves, and much more at great, great moving sale prices. open 10-6 M-F and on Saturday till 2.

Get Fit at Hartwell Recreation Center (513-821-5194); New Hours Below

Hartwell Community Center offers Hammer Strength Weight Room, Pilates, Spinning, Senior Programs, Youth Drop In programs, After School Camp, Holiday Camp, and Summer Day Camp for children ages 6-12 yrs. They also offer a Teen Club. The fitness enter has Hammer Strength equipment, a treadmill, an exercise bike, free weights and a Magnum Fitness System.

Center hours are Mon – Fri — 12:30 – 9pm

The cost of the fitness room is included with yearly membership.
Young Adults – 18-24 – $10.00
Adults – $25.00
50+ – $10.00

Schedules of events are available at the Center. The HRC is open noon – 7 pm. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. Here are some programs available:
Spinning – M&W; 6:30-7:30pm; Free with Membership; Pilates – TH; 6-7pm; $8 per class;Fitness Room – M-F; Noon-15 minutes before Closing.


Creative Journaling Growth Group at Hartwell United Methodist Church

Love to doodle – then this group is for you – Creative journaling for devotion, Bible Study, meditation, or just some reflective time. Thursdays at UMC at 7:10pm; lots of supplies available to get you started. Call 513-761-4990 for more information.


Beginning Guitar Class at Hartwell United Methodist Church

Frank Steele is offering a guitar class. It meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the Hartwell United Methodist Church. For more information contact Frank at

Cincinnati Citizens on Patrol Info – From Laura Feldman

The City of Cincinnati has a Citizens on Patrol program. After applicants are trained, they can use a marked City vehicle to patrol each neighborhood. Some Cinicinnati neighborhoods have very active patrols. Here is a link to the application if you are interested:


Give Hartwell Elementary School Your Kroger’s Rewards – From Dawn Murray

If you give Hartwell School your Kroger community rewards, be sure to log in and occasionally check that they are still getting credit. I just looked to see what my last amount was and it told me that I needed to re-enroll by the end of this month. Remember this does not take away from your Kroger gas points, it is just something in addition that benefits the neighborhood school. It may not be a lot of money, but imagine if everybody gave their community rewards to Hartwell School that was on this page.


Join the Hartwell Improvement Association!

The Hartwell Improvement Association is funded by your contributions. For $10.00 a year you can be a participating member in the HIA, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Hartwell Recreation Center. The HIA values your support and participation. To join, send a check to HIA; PO Box 15608; Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-0608.


Reminder about Trash and Recycle Bins Plus Link to City Services for Complaints about Overgrown Yards, Junk Vehicles, Signs Down, etc.

Carts are to be placed with the opening facing the curb. Also, it is a good idea to use both hands when transporting a cart to and from the curb.

Here is the City contact info where you can complain about tall grass, weeds, junk autos, etc. The phone number is 513-591-6000 and the online link is here


Hartwell Area Senior News

Hartwell Valley Seniors meet each Thursday from 9am – 2pm at the Hartwell Recreation Center at 8275 Vine Street. Annual membership is $10.00 and club dues are $2.00. Call 513-821-5194 for information or pick up quarterly calendar of events at the center. The club president is Shelly King, Vice-President is Carol Hardy, and Program Director is Jan Ober.


Hartwell Social Media Outlets

Keep up with the Hartwell with these social media sites:

HIA Website –
Facebook – Hartwell Improvement Association Group –
Nextdoor Hartwell –
Twitter – @HartofCincy –
Facebook – I’m from Hartwell, Ohio –
Facebook – Carthage Hartwell Yard Sale –


City and Police Contact Numbers and City Service Websites – Call 513-765-1212 to Report Crimes; 911 for Emergencies

Be sure to report all crimes or suspicious behavior, no matter how small, to the police. There have been recent thefts, drug activity has been spotted, and residents have been threatened and attacked during the past year. Please keep the police informed when these crimes occur. Police/Fire Non-Emergency is 513-765-1212. Our local representative is Jody Edwards ( and her phone number is 513-569-8649. Calling her number will not report the crime to the data base – be sure to call 513-765-1212 if you want a crime officially reported.
City Services is; the phone number is 513-591-6000. Use this to contact the city about problems such as trash, potholes, unmaintained property, etc.
Here is a link to the City page with the mayor, city council, etc., city manager contact info –


Recycle and Yard Waste Dates – Tuesday, October 24, November 7 & 21.

For more garbage and yard waste information – please consult the city web site here:


Friends of the Library Book Warehouse Hours – Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; Wednesdays, 10 am to 1 pm; Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm.