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HERE’S to a GORGEOUS FALL . . .  Come Out & Play!

ENJOY a brand-new PLAY on SATURDAY, OCT 21, 7PM, at Nativity School

Come to Nativity School’s ‘Old Gym’ where Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will bring us a mesmerizing new play, by Naomi Iizuka. THE LAST FIREFLY tells the epic story of “Boom” who’s on an action-packed journey to find his father, “Thunder” – with non-stop special effects that immerse the audience in every challenge along the way – all in 60-minutes flat! Learn more at www.cincyplay.com

Our special hosts will be Nativity Upper School students of faculty member Theresa Olivas who have read and studied THE LAST FIREFLY. They’ll greet you when our doors open at 6:30PM.

Bring your friends and family for great theater close to home, and great community conversation, too. Suggested donations ($5 at the door; kids13 & under, always free). Hope to see you there!


Our neighborhoods are at their best right now, so start walking or biking, and explore more . . .

So ENJOY Yourself Close to Home . . .

Here’s a Quick List to Help You Discover & Rediscover LOTS of LOCAL FUN!

Some are Old & Many are New ~ Why Not TRY THEM ALL before Labor Day?

KH Arts Center ANNEX ~ the new perfect space for your next party @ 6620 Montgomery

C&M BBQ Grill ~ honest-to-goodness Jamaican food & friendship @ 6457 Kennedy Ave

Mary’s Vintage Boutique ~ just-for-fun stylin’ from the 20’s – 70’s @ 6461 Kennedy Ave

ShareCheesebar ~ Emily Frank’s our own cheese woman in the business of sharing @ 6501 Ridge

Loving Hut Café ~ vegetarian for everyone @ 6227 Montgomery

Tacos Locos Food Truck ~ real Mexican anytime @ the BP Station on Kincaid & Montgomery

Red Balloon Play Café ~ great food & fun / with or without your kids @ 6200 Montgomery

Casa Figueroa ~ south of the border fare & eye-popping art inside/outside @ 6106 Montgomery

Gas Light Café ~ the burgers are always in the TOP TWO @ 6104 Montgomery

Molly Malone’s ~ transformed inside & out & still very Irish @ 6105 Montgomery

PR Coffee Exchange ~ coffee, bar service + homemade treats @ 6105 Montgomery

Nine Giant Brewery ~ craft brews & foods & open Sundays @ 6095 Montgomery

Grand Central Delicatessen ~ our own NYC deli/caterer; what’s not to love @ 6085 Montgomery

Overlook Lodge ~ craft cocktails / live music / carry-in foods @ 6083 Montgomery

Revolution Rotisserie opens this summer (where EMANU fed us so well) @ 6063 Montgomery

Pleasant Ridge Chili ~ our very own Greek Institution @ 6032 Montgomery

BI-OKOTO Cultural Institute ~ music & dance & camps & festivals, all @ 6501 Montgomery


As ONE Community ~ Kennedy Heights/Pleasant Ridge are growing better together … Our Inter-Neighborhood Conversations have exceeded all expectations.  In 2013-14, the two neighborhood Community Councils & two Business District Development Corporations joined with District A to begin our own Inter-Neighborhood Planning in conjunction with Plan Cincinnati, the City’s new strategic plan. Click on Inter-Neighborhood Planning to read our SUMMARY REPORTS and see some of the results from our 200+ participants. Get in touch with any of us – at any time – and become part of our growing better together! The complete Plan Cincinnati report is available at www.plancincinnati.org.  You can access key sections of the plan here.

Vision, Goals, Preface & Introduction

The Guiding Policy Principles of Plan Cincinnati

Guiding Geographic Principles, Parts 1 & 2

Guiding Geographic Principles, Parts 3 & 4

LIVE Initiative, Part 1

LIVE Initiative, Part 2

Collaborate and Implementation

Glossary Related Articles

You’ll read that Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge are among 39 neighborhoods with designated “Neighborhood Business Districts” and among the 14 that also have “Urban Design Overlay Districts.” (These are good things.)  With these foundations in place, we’re poised to work with the City to achieve two vibrant “neighborhood centers” along Montgomery Road. Plan Cincinnati defines neighborhood centers as “the building blocks of our neighborhoods . . .  the traditional, walkable cores of our communities that feature not only commercial uses but also contain much of our civic infrastructure and the amenities that we need to go about our daily lives.” To discover all the planning that each of our neighborhoods has already accomplished, check out these links:

2003 KH Comprehensive Community Plan

2005 KH Feasibility Study/Urban Design Plan

2000 PR Urban Design Plan, Part 1

2000 PR Urban Design Plan, Part 2

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 1

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 2

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 3