You can join the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce at the Loveland Stage Company as they iuntroduce the 2012 Valentine Lady, Jan Ranard and Valentine Card design winner, Jamie Morath. Refreshments will be provided by the Loveland Kroger's and there will be live entertainment from the Loveland Stage Company.
This event is FREE to the public.
Call the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce to register at 513-683-1544.
Loveland Post Mark on Your Cards
You can have your Valentine's stamped with a special message, and the Loveland, Ohio post mark.
If you'd like to personally drop off your Valentine cards for stamping, the Chamber will be set up at the Loveland Post Office during the first two weeks in February from 10 AM until 4 PM Monday through Friday and 9 AM until 2 PM on Saturdays.
The Clermont County Common Pleas Court is looking for a member of the community to fill a vacancy on the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority Board; the unexpired term of the appointment runs through March 14, 2016.
The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority Board oversees the agency that helps low income families secure affordable housing opportunities while striving to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. The Housing Authority currently maintains 223 public housing units and administers 891 Section 8 units throughout Clermont County.
“Members of the Board meet the fourth Monday of each month at 9 a.m. and this member will serve the remaining four years of a five-year term without compensation,” said Clermont Common Pleas Court Administrator Shannon Disbennett. “We encourage members of the community interested in the position to submit a brief resume and a letter stating their interest in becoming a member of the Board.” Send the resume and letter to Clermont County Common Pleas Court, c/o Court Administrator, 270 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Applications for the position are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Clermont County Metropolitan Housing Authority is governed by a five-member board appointed by the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, judges of Common Pleas Court, the judge of Probate Court, and the City of Milford. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority Board plans for the future of the agency, establishes policies and budgets, and monitors finances.
"You can feel the love of our community." - Loveland Artist Jamie Morath
Loveland, Ohio - The 2012 Valentine program will kick-off on January 7 at 11 AM at the Loveland Stage Company, 111 S. 2nd Street (State Route 48). The public is invited to the free event.
This is a new location for the Valentine Program kick-off.
You can welcome and congratulate the 2012 Valentine Lady, Jan Ranard, and the 2012 Valentine card artist, Jamie Morath.
"Yes I did win," said an excited Morath when contacted about her winning card design. "I actually turned it in at last second too. I have been so busy with commissions and was so close to being done - I decided to take the morning to complete it. Glad I did."
Morath said, "So this will be my third win." She said that her art career actually began with a 2008 win, when both Morath and Nancy Sullivan submitted card designs. Sullivan's design won the distinction of the "official" card that year, however the Chamber liked Morath's design so much that they also printed a limited edition run of her card. She said she remembers that her card sold out the first week.
"I was babysitting for Holly McAtee and I would draw pictures for the kids to color. One day she asked me to enter the Valentine Card contest and I told her she was crazy." Morath said she thought because her art was so different - it was bad. She thought here was no chance of a win. "When they called me to tell me not only did I win - I won Limited Edition version - I was so excited jumping around screaming calling everyone I knew." From that point on, Morath said she believed in herself, and realized different was good. "That's when my passion for my art really came to life."
In 2009, Morath's design took top honors for the first time. She said, "In 2009, I won the actual thing."
Morath said that her 2012 winning card design (pictured above) took her awhile to decide on what to do. The Chamber cards always must incorporate the saying, There is nothing in this world so sweet as love as the love. She said, "When I think about the saying, I like to say to myself 'There is nothing in this world so sweet as love - as the love in Loveland."
When she thinks of that slogan, she thinks of Historic Downtown Loveland and all the people riding bikes with their kids and walking their dogs. "There's never a day I drive around there and not see a lot of people. You can feel the love of our community."
The 2012 Valentine cards will be available for sale at the kick-off, and thereafter at selected Loveland retailers.
This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Occupy Cincinnati movement. Time Magazine has named “The Persons of the Year” is The Protester. Loveland Magazine recently attended an “Occupy” meeting in Northside.
by Alana Johnson
After seven groups met individually, Occupy Cincinnati gathered as one large unit to discuss each team’s priorities. Donna and Reigal chaired the General Assembly. Teams expressed the ideas discussed in the small groups. These were written down on a large easel in the middle of the floor.
Team One’s priorities were the City of Cincinnati’s Housing Codes.
Sec. 1117-05. Purpose. 1117-05.1 General: The purpose of this Housing Code is to establish minimum housing standards necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health, and general welfare in all buildings, portions thereof, or premises used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes; to assign the maintenance responsibility of owners, operators, and occupants of dwellings and accessory buildings; and to adopt the administrative and penalty provisions of Chapter 1101 CBC (Administration).
Is the Housing Code being enforced fairly?
Team Two’s number one concern is gentrification (restoration of run down urban areas by the middle class resulting in the displacement of low-income residents.) Their specific concern is with 3CDC (Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation.) 3CDC defines itself as a non-profit, tax-exempt, private, real estate development and finance organization focusing on the revitalizing of Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, the State of Ohio and the Cincinnati Corporate Community. 3CDC focuses on the central business district and Over the Rhine.
A comment was made that Over the Rhine has the largest income disparity in the USA.
Team Three’s priorities are the privatization of public assets, public space and public services.
Team Four’s concerns were the growing plutocracy (government run by the wealthy) in America. Corporate control of government has become the norm in the US.
Team Five’s priority was campaign finance reform. The Supreme Court’s ruling on “Citizens United” that granted corporations “personhood” must be overturned. Corporations are citizens and can give politicians unlimited, anonymous amounts of money.
Team Six addressed the issues of income disparity, foreclosures and unemployment. They stressed the need to start locally.
Team Seven’s concerns were health and wellness. Our food supply is provided mainly by corporate farms. Food security and food labeling were concerns. Monsanto owning patents on organisms it develops were mentioned. The inner city being a food desert and environmental degradation were discussed. Water supplies and utilities should never be privatized. They belong to the public.
Another concern mentioned was that the major media (TV and radio stations) are owned by corporations and access to information could be restricted.
Continue Reading the other Installments of this Series and read about Loveland resident Casey Abernathy...
Loveland, Ohio - It took overtime, but Loveland beat Little Miami on the hard court on December 16, 69-65. Luke Schoettinger scored a game high 27 for the Panthers, and Austen Funke led the Tigers with 22.
Loveland plays at home on Tuesday, December 27 against Mason.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is game highlights and reporter Rickey Mulvey's Post Game Report from the game.
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Loveland: City residents can call Public Works Department for disposal drop off options, or call 683-0150, ext. 1439 for pick-up. Trees will be collected from December 19 through January 9.
Miami Township: Residents can bring Christmas trees cleared of all decorations to either Paxton Ramsey Park or Miami Meadows for chipping. Trees can be dropped off seven days a week during daylight hours from December 26 through January 31. Call (513) 248-3728 with questions.
Milford: Christmas tree collection will be held every Wednesday in January, 2011. Please rid the tree of all lights, tinsel, and decoration, and place it at the curb. Trees not meeting the above requirements will be left at the curb and not collected. If you have any questions, please call Michael Haight at (513) 831-7018.
Symmes Township: The Township will offer Christmas tree recycling for its residents this year from December 26, 2011 to January 8, 2012. During that time residents can drop off their trees at the designated area behind the Township building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The trees will be recycled so all ornaments and tinsel need to be removed.
Kindergartners from St. Margaret of York visited retirement facilities Active Day in Blue Ash and The Lodge in Loveland to spread holiday cheer on Friday, December 16. The children sang songs, performed a Nativity Play, brought ornaments and made crafts for the residents to celebrate the holidays.
Each day, the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library processes over 14,000 books, DVDs, music CDs, and other materials. By hand, it took us nearly 16 hours to sort these items. That was then. This is now.