Again, my friend Liz posts a thoughtful analysis of urban issues in Cincinnati
Originally posted on the walking green:
I am writing in regards to a final vote set to take place at today’s (Wednesday) City Council meeting in favor of a preferred development agreement in Over-the-Rhine with 3CDC. As I’m not certain you’ll be taking citizen statements at the Council meeting, I wanted to forward my comment to you here. Thank you for your consideration.
My name is Liz McEwan and I am a resident of Over-the-Rhine. My husband and I, with our three young children, live on the most beautiful street in our city. We moved here 6 years ago for many reasons, but mostly because we believed that the urban core had been neglected for too long. We believe that strong families are the foundation of strong cities. And we wanted to help re-populate our city with a strong middle-class.
We are not hip urbanites. We are a conservative, Christian, homeschool family.
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Here’s the link to my latest article in CityBeat about Cincinnati’s Area Choreographers Festival, presented by Contemporary Dance Theater.
The performances are this weekend at the Aronoff Center.
Here’s the link to my most recent dance article in Cincinnati CityBeat:
Here’s the link to my newest blog at CityBeat, about my visit with Jon to Hen of the Woods Underground.
I love blogging about food!
Here’s a link to my latest article in CityBeat about this world premiere ballet.
New Year’s Eve is traditionally the time the Valins pull together a gathering. Our OTR house is about as clean and decorated as it ever gets. We buy lots of goodies and treats, and cold cuts and this year I am making chili as well.
We’ve had a rotating cast of guests at our signature gathering. This year, we still are anchored by family members, but I am also remembering all the years my parents would arrive (always early!) carrying their contribution to the party. My dad would always want to start playing pinochle as soon as he could gather three other people . . . my mom would wander about chattering and tell me to do one thing while I was doing another . . .
I miss them terribly.
However, this year we are going for it once again. We’re expecting family and friends, and Puppy will get overexcited and bark and bark and bark . . .
I’d also like to offer a sincere “Happy New Year’s Eve” to all the readers of valinkat.
I’m looking forward to making a fresh start in the new year.
So what if it’s a fairly arbitrary marker in time – I’m game!
See you next year!