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Hartwell Update – June 2017 – HIA Meeting This Tuesday at 7 pm


Next HIA Meeting – This Tuesday; June 20; 7 pm at Hartwell Recreation Center – Beautification Award Vote

June HIA Speakers – Mike Moroski, CPS School Board candidate


Annual Beautification Awards Vote This Tuesday at HIA Meeting – Any Hartwell Resident Can Vote! 

Voting for the awards is scheduled for the June HIA Meeting on June 20 and awards given at the meeting of July 18.  All Hartwell residents attending that meeting are eligible to vote.  Let’s all show pride in our beautiful neighborhood.

Saturday morning I went around taking pictures of houses north of Galbraith Rd. and also the nominations that were emailed to me.  Thank you, Peggy Jones, for taking pictures of the houses south of Galbraith Rd.  There are many very lovely houses – large and small.  You are all winners in my book.


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.


Hamilton County Fair Coming in August 

The Hamilton County Fair will be held August 9-13 this year.  Music, rides, agricultural events, arts and crafts, demolition derbies, etc. will be available for all to see or participate in.  For more information check out their website at


Hartwell Recreation Center Pool 

The Hartwell Pool is open.  Hours are Monday – Thursday 1pm – 7:30pm; Friday – Saturday 1pm – 5:30pm; Closed on Sunday.  The fees are Juniors (0-17) $20; Adults (18-49) $35; Mature Adults (50+) $20; and Families (3-6 members) $80.  The pool is a deep water pool with diving board and shallow wading pool. The recreation center offers swim lesson, swim team and Guard Start programs.  Call 513-821-2153 for more information.


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

Community Health Fair at Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church (703 Compton Rd.) will be holding a Community Health Fair Friday, June 23 from 10am-2pm.  Free health screenings, onsite resources and assistance with follow up appointments are offered as well as translators and day care.  For more information contact the church at (513) 931-0243.

Music, Art, and Drama Camp Coming to Friendship UMC This June

MAD camp is open to any child entering First through Eighth grade. July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please register your child online through link on our News page:


Cash Reigns Supreme Financial Seminal for Beginning Entrepreneurs  

Sponsored by BB&T Bank, The City of Cincinnati in partnership with the Cincinnati Minority Business Collaborative (CMBC) is hosting a Cash Reigns Supreme (CRS) financial seminar. CRS is designed exclusively for small business owners interested in growth and success. The seminar helps entrepreneurs understand, organize, and use their financial information to make important business decisions. The five-hour seminar covers topics including:


Balance sheets

Profit and loss statement

Cash flow statement


When: Thursday, June 29, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Where: Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 170 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237

Cost: $10 per person paid in cash at the door (fee includes registration, materials, and continental breakfast)



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.


Get Fit at Hartwell Recreation Center (513-821-5194); New Hours – 10am – 9pm Tuesday & Wednesday. 

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.

Beginning October 3 the center hours are as follows:  Monday and Wednesday 10am – 9pm; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 12 – 9.

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.


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, June 20; Wednesday, July 5 & Tuesday, July 18 

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.