Amberley Village is now accepting applications for the 2020 gardening season! Amberley Green hosts 40 garden plots for the April – November growing season, complete with deer fencing, access to a garden cart and water, and friendly gardeners to share in the experience. Plot size is 9 x 15, and rental cost for the season is just $50. Organic practices are utilized, so no pesticides or other chemicals are permitted. As a hub garden of the Civic Garden Center, monthly demonstrations of garden techniques and cooking ideas for produce are planned.
Interested? Fill out the application form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header “Garden,” or simply drop off at the Administration window in the Municipal Building. Hard copies are also available at the Administration offices.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to returning gardeners through year’s end. Applications must include payment to be considered complete. Thirty-six plots are available, and applications are accepted until all plots are filled. We look forward to seeing you in the garden!
Funding for the project made possible in part by a grant from Hamilton County Public Health. Amberley Village is a WeTHRIVE! community.
Amberley Village will again be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct 26 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Residents are asked to empty the pills into a zip lock bag for disposal and to recycle the plastic pill bottles. The pill bottles can also be donated to Matthew 25: Ministries for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. See https://m25m.org/pillbottles for more information.
As a service to our residents, Amberley Village accepts unwanted prescriptions throughout the year. Contact the Amberley Village Police Department at 513-531-2040 for more information.
The Amberley Village Police & Fire Department will host a Distracted Driving Traffic Safety Event at the Amberley Village Municipal Building at 7149 Ridge Road on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and is especially valuable for experienced drivers, although everyone can benefit. In a recent study, more than 76% of Americans say they are good drivers. But clearly there is an overconfidence bias that develops with increased experience, as 93% of Americans admit to unsafe driving behavior.
The study, which was conducted by insurance provider Esurance, showed that distracted driving as a category was the second-leading cause of automobile fatalities by common unsafe driving behaviors, including changing the radio or navigation, eating and texting.
Amberley Village invites everyone to experience the Distracted Driving Simulator, which gives a virtual reality experience in a safe 3-D setting. See first-hand the potentially deadly consequences of glancing at your phone, talking, or texting while driving. The Simulator replicates the interior of a car, complete with a steering wheel, pedals and an on-screen “dash” display (see graphic, right). Participants must be 15 years old or older to use the simulator. Reservations are recommended at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/avsimulator; however, limited space will be reserved for walk in participants.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
The success of the Cincinnati public school district impacts all Amberley homeowners, whether or not we have children enrolled. This November 5, a total of four out of the seven Board of Education seats are up for election. Six people are running for three positions, and three more are running to fill an unexpired term ending 12-31-2021. Come and hear from the candidates who wish to be the policy makers for our school district. These elected positions matter, and so does your voice! Let it be heard.
Join us on Monday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. in the Amberley Village Community Room by entering at the rear of the Municipal Building. This event is open to all Amberley voters. Questions? Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise awareness about fire safety and help ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of an emergency. It’s the perfect time to talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries, and escape planning.
According to the National Fire Protection Association & First Alert Survey:
In addition to developing an escape plan and checking CO and smoke detectors, Amberley Village Fire Captain Chris Fritsch recommends developing the habit of associating National Fire Prevention Month with remembering to change the batteries in your home alarm system at the same time. This is just one example of how the dual roles of our police and fire departments encourage staff to think across disciplines. Keep an eye out for regular safety tips and recommendations in our monthly E-Newsletter.
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