When Marilyn Hyland's back door in Clifton was kicked in and her house robbed, she got angry. She contacted Cincinnati Police District 5 and asked to set up a Block Watch meeting. The meeting included two adjacent streets, so neighbors could get to know each other. The response from the community at large was such that people from other streets attended and asked to meet monthly.
Organizers are now identifying a captain for every block in Clifton. The next meeting is at 6:45 p.m. April 5 at Clifton United Methodist Church.
Hyland wants to see a block watch and party on each block in Clifton this summer.
The League of Women Voters presents a non-partisan discussion on regional sustainability at noon March 21 at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church, 103 Wm. Howard Taft Road. Take a brown-bag lunch. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-281-VOTE or visit www.lwvcincinnati.org.
West End/ Citywide
"The Colors Of Cincinnati: A Multicultural Celebration," benefiting the Miami Purchase Fund and Partners In Housing, is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. March 24 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The program features ethnic cuisine, multicultural awards, a silent auction and entertainment. For more information, call 513-241-0504.
Church Women United of Greater Cincinnati holds an open house 3-5 p.m. March 25 in their newly renovated space at 1836 Fairmont Ave. Church Women United has been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 100 years. For more information, call 513-471-2612.
Community Council MeetingsCarthage, 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month, Carthage Recreation Center, 19 E. 72nd St.
Clifton Heights (CUF), 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, Goetz Hall, 415 Straight St.
contact JYMI BOLDEN: [email protected]