December 21, 2014

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    Township Seeks Public Input on Riverfront Plan

    Development plan concepts presented for Ohio Riverfront property Over the past two months, Anderson Township and its planning consultant, McGill Smith Punshon have collaborated on a preferred development plan for the future of the township’s Ohio Riverfront property on Kellogg Road, near the intersection of Five Mile Road. This 7-acre site, which was a former marine use with a boat ramp, was the focus of a substantial cleanup effort earlier this year, following the township’s acquisition of the property in late February. Anderson Township views this site as the eastern anchor of the township’s Ohio Riverfront Entertainment District. This site is…

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    The Yellow Ribbon Support Center

    The Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a non-profit organization that has sent over 22,700 packages to our troops serving in harm’s way since August, 2004. The Center also provides support for other local military and veteran groups as well as scholarships for military and their families, in memory of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center was founded by the parents of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin after he was captured by insurgents in Iraq on April, 9th 2004, to keep his face in the conscience of those most able to find him, his brothers and sisters in arms….

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    McNicholas students hold fundraiser in support of Lauren Hill

    Written by Lauren Fisher ’15 Students at Archbishop McNicholas High School will soon join with thousands of others who have shown their support for ailing college basketball player Lauren Hill by taking part in the viral “#Layup4Lauren” Challenge to raise money for cancer research. The upcoming fundraiser, coordinated by the McNicholas Student Philanthropy organization, is not only an effort to join those who have already shown their support on social media, but a show of compassion towards the countless children who suffer from pediatric cancer. Members of the club took a special interest in raising money to support pediatric cancer…

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    The Transformation Begins

    Planning begins for the transformation of Forest Hills schools The initial planning for the transformation of Forest Hills schools is underway and the district has entered the “programming design” phase. In this phase, SSOE, the district’s design firm, will gather input on building needs from parents, community members and employees.  To date, architects and designers have revisited every school in the district and have begun meeting with administrators and parent groups to begin determining initial priorities and schedules. Each building principal has also established a facilities “visioning team” consisting of staff members, administrators, and parents who will discuss facility issues…

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    Anderson Area Christmas Lights Contest

    Celebrating the season with a fun contest! Do you know someone in Anderson, Mt. Washington, Newtown or west Clermont that has an impressive Christmas display outside their home? Is it you? This is your opportunity to nominate someone (yourself included) for the Anderson Area Christmas Light Contest! Just send us a photo, the name of the resident and the street address (we will only publish the address with permission) to our email, and the elves at Around Anderson Township and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will do the rest! Each entry will be reviewed in person by our judges,…

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Anderson Township Completes Refunding of Outstanding Bonds

Dec 19, 2014

Friday December 19th, Anderson Township closed on $11,200,000 of Series 2014 refunding bonds which were rated Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service. The purpose of the issue was to advance refund a portion of the Township’s Series 2007 bonds which were issued for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing Anderson Center and Anderson Lake, improvements to Beechmont Avenue as well as other roadways, construction of the Five Mile Trail and other Anderson Trails segments in addition to a section of the Ohio River Trail, and the purchase of vehicles. The Township took advantage of the historically low interest rate…

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Tree planting program finishes up

Dec 7, 2014

Anderson Township’s street tree planting program for 2014 just concluded with the planting of 55 trees. The Street Tree Committee oversaw the program in which residents that live on streets included in the township’s road maintenance cycle (resurfacing, curb repair, sidewalk repair, or new sidewalks) are offered a tree. The trees are generally planted on private property in order to minimize conflicts with utilities, sidewalks, and limited area. MyanSun Landscape, contracted bv the township, planted seven species of trees (Paperbark maple, Serviceberry, Zelkova, Crabapple, Hedge Maple, Burr oak, and Linden) as part of Anderson’s effort to diversify and increase the…

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McNicholas students help less fortunate in own community

Dec 7, 2014

Written by Shannon Kapp, McNicholas High School The spirit of giving is alive at McNicholas High School throughout the year and even more so during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With the temperatures plunging and holiday expectations escalating, McNicholas students have several opportunities to reach out and help people not-so-different from themselves. Food and Coat Drives McNicholas conducted its 15th annual canned food drive just before Thanksgiving. Hundreds of cans of food were donated by McNicholas students and will go to help Hope Emergency and the YWCA Emergency Assistance Program in Batavia which support over 400 struggling families within our…

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The Yellow Ribbon Support Center

The Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a non-profit organization that has sent over 22,700 packages to our troops serving in harm’s way since August, 2004. The Center also provides support for other local military and veteran groups as well as scholarships for military and their families, in memory of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center was founded by the parents of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin after he was captured by insurgents in Iraq on April, 9th 2004, to keep his face in the conscience of those most able to find him, his brothers and sisters in arms….

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Inter Parish Ministry volunteer gives back

From Karen Durand: Once a month, on a Monday night Tracey Abrams arrives, along with her 5 year old daughter Ava, to take her volunteer shift at Inter Parish Ministry’s (IPM) Choice Food Pantry in Newtown. This single working mother of 3 finds time to volunteer to give back to an organization that once gave so much to her children. Tracey found herself suddenly single with bills to pay and children to feed about four years ago. Through referral she found the help she needed at IPM. Tracey received food, clothing, financial assistance to pay an electric bill and other…

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Anderson Tree Lighting has a special meaning

A very special tree filled with a lifetime of memories Donors are the Benassi Family The tree was planted at their home in 1984 by Matthew (Matt) Buehler who at the time was a student at Hocking Tech. However he was an alum from Summit Elementary, Anderson Middle and Anderson HS as well as the cherished son of neighbors and friends of the Benassi’s. For years they had to be very careful not to mow the tree down, as it was truly only a sapling, struggling to thrive and as everyone will see on Saturday, thrive it did into a…

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Dan Varner Band Holiday Bash

11th Annual Dan Varner Band Holiday Bash (Proceeds to IPM Interparish.org) The Dan Varner Band, O’Neal’s Tavern, a good cause AND party with me? Of course you want to be there! Saturday, December 27 @ 7:00 PM O’Neal’s Tavern, 8251 Beechmont Ave. (Behind Arthur’s Cafe), Cincinnati Biggest East side party of the year benefiting IPM (interparish.org). Ticket Info (1st come 1st served/ No reservations): -$10 in advance -$15 at door -$100 VIP Tables are limited (4 Table Top Seats at own table & (4) $5 raffle tix) -Please bring canned goods to donate to IPM Food Pantry! Music Lineup (Doors…