Yesterday I worked with Give Back Cincinnati's community immersion of Walnut Hills. The weather could not have been better, and 60 people showed up to do a service project and check out the hidden gems of our neighborhood. In case you're wondering what you missed, here's a list of places we observed:
- Parkside Cafe- our neighborhood eatery. Great breakfasts, better gyro.
- The Walnut Hills Library- a Carnegie library that provides some amazing stability to our community
- Giminetti Baking Company- most of the bread served in our city's best restaurants comes from here.
- The Work Resource Centers (Easter Seals)- which recycles building supplies for sale in their Northside store.
- The Harriet Beecher Stowe House- dedicated to Walnut Hills resident and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The Monastery- a music studio housed in a 100 year-old church.
- Amphora Studios- artists/pottery studio.
- Tom Geiger House- housing for women/children, with Soup Kitchen in the lower level.
- Gates of Eden Park (The Verona)- condo developer—including the dwelling of House of Carr.
Had a great time telling our neighborhood's story and learning along side our established community leaders. Better hop on the bandwagon while there's still room. We're going places.