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Civic Garden Center Offers Free Classes at Amberley Green

Amberley Green Organic Community Garden is one of three Civic Garden Center’s Hub Garden program sites.  This is a first-ever for our garden, and it’s a great opportunity to learn from experts and socialize with one another. Experts Lisa Andrews will head up the nutrition and cooking classes in the garden spaces, and Aprilann Pandora (pictured left instructing a method to eliminate weeds with cardboard and mulch) will head up the gardening classes.  All programs take place at Amberley Green, in the garden and under the portico as needed. The topics will vary between gardening and cooking with seasonal produce as noted below.

Garden programs will last about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with the cooking programs lasting approximately 2 hours.  Feel free to invite friends and neighbors who are not garden members.  The following is the schedule for hub garden programs at the Amberley Green Organic Community Garden this season.

May 22 — 5:30 pm (cooking)

June 5 — 6:00 pm (gardening)

June 26 — 5:30 pm (cooking)

July 10 — 5:30 pm (cooking)

July 24 — 6:00 pm (gardening)

Aug 7 — 6:00 pm (gardening)

Aug 21 — 5:30 pm (cooking)

Sept. 11 — 6:00 pm (gardening)

Sept 25 — 5:30 pm (cooking)

Join Amberley Village for Police Memorial Week This Friday on Fountain Square

Chief Wallace to be Honored During
Law Enforcement Memorial Week
Police Memorial Ceremonies and Parade
11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17 at Fountain Square
  • The many departments and agencies that make up Hamilton County’s Law Enforcement Community will hold their traditional Police Memorial observance on Friday, May 17. Ceremonies at Fountain Square begin at 11:00 a.m. with the assembled Honor Guards’ call to order, a rendering of the national anthem and a public recognition of Law Enforcement Awards, including our own Chief Rich Wallace for Superior Achievement in Police Leadership.
  • Police Memorial parade will form with members of all area law enforcement agencies, their families, friends and supporters marching north to the Police Memorial.
  • The changing of the guard will open the program at the Police Memorial. Elements of the ceremonies symbolize loss and honor the memory of fallen officers: presentation of floral tributes; the bugler sounding Taps; a flyover in the “missing man” formation; and a 21-gun salute.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

Amberley Village is seeking feedback from residents regarding a proposal from the Jewish Community Center for use of a portion of Amberley Green.   The Village needs your input before reaching a decision!  Residents are invited to learn more about the plan the JCC has proposed, and provide feedback.

Unable to make the Open House sessions?  Information shared at the Open House events will be shared online, and resident feedback can be sent to AG-JCC@amberleyvillage.org …we look forward to hearing from you!

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD FOR IMPACTFUL INPUT

Open House sessions will be held at the Amberley Municipal Building during the following times:

Tuesday, May 14 from 3 till 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30 till 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 from 7 till 9 p.m.

Monday, May 20 from 1 till 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 from 7 till 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 from 5 till 7 p.m.

 

Join Amberley Village Council for a Reception Honoring Chief Wallace This Monday, 5/13

Please join Amberley Village Council in recognizing Chief Rich Wallace on the occasion of his recognition by the Fraternal Order of Police for Superior Achievement in Police Leadership Award.

Chief Wallace will be recognized at a special reception following the regular Council Meeting on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm.  The reception is expected to begin at 7:15 pm.

Enter through the Municipal Building doors, and the reception will be held in the atrium.  All are welcome to attend!

Scam Alert

The Village of Amberley Police Department is dedicated to keeping the community safe. The Police Department is investigating a mail scam. The mailed extortion letter requests Bitcoin payments to stop the release of personal information.  Amberley Police are encouraging residents not to respond to fraudulent requests, and to report letters to the Amberley Police-Fire Department.

If you are ever unsure if you are being targeted as a potential victim, please contact the Amberley Police-Fire Department at (513) 531-2040.

Chief Wallace Receives Superior Achievement in Police Leadership Award

Amberley Village is proud to announce Police Chief Rich Wallace has been selected to receive the Superior Achievement in Police Leadership Award during this year’s Hamilton County Police Week Ceremonies! The award will be presented during the Police Appreciation Award Ceremony held on May 10, 2019, at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village. Our thanks to the Fraternal Order of Police, Queen City Lodge 69, for sponsoring the event.

The same attributes that make Chief Wallace an incredibly valuable asset to our Village are recognized outside the Village, as he has made significant contributions towards the improvement and development of Ohio public safety. Chief Wallace truly displays the character and qualities of a recognized leader and we are honored that he oversees our uniquely combined police/fire department, one of only two in the State of Ohio. Congratulations to Chief Wallace for his outstanding leadership not only to Amberley Village but throughout Hamilton County. Please join us on May 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. on Fountain Square where law enforcement throughout the Tristate will be acknowledged and Chief Wallace will be publicly honored. Residents are also invited to participate in the FOP Police Memorial Parade immediately following the ceremony.

National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 27

The Amberley Village Police-Fire Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration would like residents to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place this Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.  This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds.

Simply bring your pills or patches for disposal to the Amberley Village Police-Fire Department, 7149 Ridge Road.  No liquids, creams, empty containers, needles or sharps accepted.  This is a free and anonymous service.  No questions asked.

The Amberley Village Police-Fire Department has also made it possible for residents to drop-off unwanted prescriptions anytime throughout the year, 24-hours a day.

Check DEA’s official Take Back Day website for more information.

Community Garden Sold Out!

The Amberley Green Organic Community Garden has officially sold out of available plots for the 2019 season!  Thanks to all who signed up or expressed interest in this popular Village program. 

For future reference, plots cost $50 per season (April to November), and the garden rental includes:

  • A 9′ x 15′ plot to plant as you desire following organic practices (some restrictions apply)
  • Access to garden cart, some tools, compost/mulch, compost pile, water, shed
  • Expectation that each gardener participates in periodic work days and regular maintenance tasks
  • Friendly gardeners with whom to share ideas or seek input
  • Monthly demonstrations of garden techniques and cooking ideas for produce, as a hub garden of the Civic Garden Center

If you have questions, email amberleygarden@gmail.comSee you in the garden!!

GCWW Water Main Replacement Update

In Spring of 2018, Amberley Village announced Greater Cincinnati Water Works’ (GCWW) intention to replace the water main on Arborcrest Drive, Arborcrest Court, Longmeadow Lane, North and South Whitetree Circle and Lamarque Drive from Longmeadow to Whitetree. GCWW stated the diameter of the water main will be increased from 6 inches to 12 inches.

GCWW is replacing the older cast iron water main with a new ductile iron pipe which is a more durable material and is longer lasting. The project will result in better water flow to fire hydrants and better water flow to residential users. The Village has purchased 32 new fire hydrants to be installed by Cincinnati Water Works as a part of the project, which saves the Village the cost of installation.

The Arborcrest Drive and Arborcrest Court mains have been installed and tested. Once GCWW has finished installing the mains on North and South Whitetree and Longmeadow Lane, they will go back to Arborcrest to start residential service connections.

The Village anticipates, in a joint project with GCWW, resurfacing the affected roads to complete the project.