May 23, 2017

Forest Hills Responds to Water Testing Results

Dear Parents/Guardians, Forest Hills is committed to protecting the health of our students, employees, parents and guests. To do that, the district voluntarily tests each school’s drinking water for lead.  Greater Cincinnati Water Works conducts testing in Forest Hills and recommends taking action if lead is found at any water outlet at levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires action if samples are greater than 20 ppb, Forest Hills follows GCWW standards and recommendations. Water testing results for Ayer Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Summit Elementary and Wilson Elementary are summarized below.  Last week, water…

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Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 P.M.   “Destination Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl.” Anderson Township Historical Society Program at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM. Our speaker Kathleen Cox grew up listening to her mother LeOna Cox recount her adventures during WWII as a Red Cross Girl. Her mother was a 27-year-old college graduate and teacher when a fellow teacher recruited her for the American Red Cross. From 1943-45 LeOna ran enlisted men’s social clubs in North Africa and Italy. When Kathleen found a box…

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Party on the Plaza Releases 2017 Schedule

The Party on the Plaza Summer Concert Series, presented by TriHealth, is back for its ninth season of award winning community entertainment!  The event is produced by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Anderson Township to provide a fun, family friendly, relaxing night of live music and great food.  The summer concert season opens up May, 25th with Two for Flinching, a very talented and energetic 90’s cover band.   This year’s schedule includes some of the hottest bands to play the eastside: May 25 Two for Flinching June 22 Nick Netherton Band July 20 Leroy Ellington Band…

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Local Preschool Owner Awarded

Mark Reinhart, owner of The Goddard School® located at 1280 Nagel Road in Cincinnati, OH, has been presented with the Brand Ambassador Award by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School preschool system. This award recognizes franchisees who embody The Goddard School brand, effectively communicates its attributes, exemplifies its culture and consistently delivers excellent customer experience and celebrates franchisees who work tirelessly to bring The Goddard School brand promise to life. Reinhart also received the Circle of Excellence Award, which acknowledges Goddard Schools for being exceptional in the areas of quality assurance, curriculum and health and safety. “We…

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Public Hearing Notice Hamilton County Regional Planning Commision

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FOR REVIEW OF REQUEST FOR SUBDIVISION OF LAND  The Regional Planning Commission will consider the subdivisions for approval at its regular meeting on the below date beginning at 1:00 p.m., in Room 801 in the County Administration Bldg. 138 E. Court St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Subdivision Name: Parke Place at Coldstream Revision Total Lots: 32   Acreage: 59.27 Location: Anderson Township: On the north side of Ayers Road, approximately 1,500 feet east of the Ayers Road and Asbury Road intersection (Book 500, Page 181, Parcels 4 & 5 AND Page 182, and Page 190, Parcel 42 & 44) Subdivision Name:…

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Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Save the date this holiday season for an evening of community fun and holiday magic at the 13th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration. The Saturday, Dec. 3, event is hosted around the clock tower and holiday tree at Anderson Towne Center, with nearby businesses participating in activities and giveaways. The celebration begins at 4 p.m., with Santa arriving at 4:15 p.m. on his fire engine “chariot.” Outdoor live entertainment continues until 6 p.m. when the tree is lit. Free horse-drawn wagon rides are part of the fun, and children also enjoy the craft-cookie decorating area. Other events include wood carving…

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Public Safety Levy Would Cover Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement Protection for Five Years

Passage of levy on November 8 maintains same level of public safety services currently in operation  When Anderson Township residents go to the polls on Election Day 2016, they’ll see a 3.55 mill public safety levy on the ballot. After stretching the 2008 public safety levy three years beyond its projected five-year life, Anderson Township Trustees decided in July to return to the voters to secure funding for safety services over the next five years. If approved by the voters, the levy would cover fire, EMS and law enforcement operating costs, including salaries for 65 fulltime firefighter/paramedics and 35 sheriff’s…

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Jack-O-Lantern Walk 2016

Set the stage for a spooky and spectacular Halloween with Anderson Township’s Jack-O-Lantern Walk, the annual event that lights up Anderson Center Lake with the flicker of lit pumpkins. This popular township event, now in its eighth year, allows children another chance to wear their costumes during the season while enjoying complimentary refreshments, viewing a pumpkin carving contest and taking in live entertainment. The walk is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Anderson Center Lake, 7850 Five Mile Road. Carving contest participants are asked to drop of their entries on the day of the event (October 29) between…

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Summer Good Deeds Week at Goddard

The science is clear on the benefits of showing kindness and appreciation.  Kindness releases endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin, which translates into happiness, reduced stress and a wonderful sense of self-worth.  And the benefits don’t stop there.  Positive effects are experienced by everyone witnessing the kind act as well. So a good deed can create a ripple effect, improving the day of dozens beyond the original giver or receiver. The Goddard School in Anderson Township thought these benefits were so compelling that they created a Good Deeds Week in their Summer Camp this year.  School-age campers spent a week talking about…

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Beechmont Fire Station open Oct. 8 for day of fun for kids

Anderson Township Fire and Rescue opens its doors this fall for a day of safety-related and education fun focused on kids As part of Emergency Services Day, the Beechmont Fire Station (Station 6), 7954 Beechmont Ave., will be set up with a fire engine and medic unit display, water rescue boats, a ladder truck and a fire training trailer from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Also on display will be equipment from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputies who will interact with the children. The event corresponds to the start of the annual Fire…

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