Spring Trash Mob effective and fun
Nineteen GDFH neighbors spent part of a beautiful afternoon on a May Sunday picking up trash and recyclables, sweeping up broken glass, and cleaning out storm sewer grates. The good news is: the neighborhood was noticeably cleaner to start with this year, with the exception of a couple of trouble spots: Cottage Grove and East Overlook from about Parkway to Lee.
Each Trash-Mobber was given a free raffle ticket upon arrival. We grabbed tools and did our clean-up for a couple of hours. Then during social hour, five lucky neighbors drew winning tickets for gift cards generously donated by local merchants: Avalon, Big Fun, Mac’s Backs Bookstore, Tommy’s, and Zagara’s Marketplace.
Thanks to Susan Eagan for proposing the raffle, and for pounding the pavement to request the gift cards and make it happen.
With soft drinks, wine, beer and munchies (that included Andy Sinclair’s excellent home-made hummus and Laurie Garrett’s superb home-baked gingerbread) fueling lots of good conversation, the social hour stretched into more than two!
Trash Mob demographics: 10 participants from Berkshire; 3 from Edgehill; 2 from Washington; and 1 each from Lincoln, East Overlook, East Derbyshire, and Woodward.
Great news: at least 7 participants were newbies to the Trash Mob this year, including one who just moved into the neighborhood this past February!
Several of us received approving comments from folks driving, walking or biking by, so we created some good P.R. for the GDFH district, too. Thanks to everyone, veterans and newbies alike, for making our Third Annual GDFH Trash Mob a rousing success!
Urban Oak School in Grant Deming's Forest Hill
Grant Deming's Forest Hill Neighborhood is home to the Urban Oak School, Cleveland's first Waldorf education-oriented preschool and elementary. Visit their website for specifics and enrollment information: www.urbanoakschool.org/
Coventry Village Library is now serving the neighborhood 7 days a week.
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Visit heightslibrary.org for more information.
Support your Coventry Village Library
The Coventry Village Library is a community gem and an important contributor to the overall quality of life in the Coventry Village neighborhood.
Use the library for books, DVDs, neighborhood events, and don't forget to attend their wonderful special programs and events.
Please remember to order your materials for pick up at the Coventry Village Library location.
Upcoming special events calendar
Grant Deming's Forest Hill Open Homes Tour a success
Thanks to residents Will Dugar and Susan Miller, and a host of friendly neighbors who put out the welcome mat, the first neighborhood open houses tour on Sunday, June 23 was attended by many enthusiastic home-seekers. 17 homes listed for sale were open to the public. Interested in what's for sale today? Visit our Homes For Sale page and make an appointment to view these special properties soon.
Residents spearhead vacant property bond legislation discussion
Grant Deming residents met with CH City Council member and council candidates to discuss foreclosure bond legislation and its potential use in Cleveland Heights to target blight created by vacant homes. Read more at the Heights Observer.
Zagara's Marketplace hosts neighborhood social
Thank you to John Zagara and staff of Zagara's Marketplace, our local independent grocer, for hosting the GDFH Neighborhood Social on October 23. Door prizes, wine, great food and scintillating conversation. A good time was had by all.
GDFH resident's design adopted for two-city environmental project
Congratulations to GDFH resident Laurie Garrett, whose original stencil design for the neighborhood's 2012 and 2013 "Lake Erie Starts Here" storm grate marking project was adopted by The Doan Brook Partnership. Click here for more info from Doan Brook and read about the Lake Erie Starts Here in Grant Deming Neighborhood project